polywater


Also found in: Wikipedia.

polywater

(ˈpɒlɪˌwɔːtə)
n
(Chemistry) chem a liquid formerly supposed to be a polymeric form of water
References in periodicals archive ?
American Polywater's (APW) GrandSlam Pipe Joint Lubricant solves the common problems associated with other pipe joint lubricants.
Tenders are invited for Electric Contact Cleaner In Aerosol Can Size 350 Ml Of Make Sprayon El2302 Or Polywater Or Super-E-Kleen Or Fulley Equivalent.
Diamond, Jr., The Career Consequences of a Mistaken Research Project: The Case of Polywater, 68 AM.
CASE 1: Tyrone Hayes, the Herbicide Atrazine, and the Syngenta Company CASE 2: The Thalidomide Story CASE 3: Polywater and the Role of Skepticism CASE 4: Bubble Fusion CASE 5: Giving Proper Credit CASE 6: Abderhalden's Defense Enzymes CASE 7: The Darsee Case CASE 8: Woo-Suk's Stem Cell Research CASE 9: Chandra's Patented Multivitamins CASE 10: Laetrile CASE 11: Cold Fusion CASE 12: Big trouble in the world of "Big Physics" CASE 13: Elements 116 and 118 are Discovered CASE 14: VIOXX CASE 15: The Cyril Burt Affair CASE 16: Plagiarism in Theses: The Ohio University Case CASE 17: The Plagiarism Problem CASE 18: The Bellesiles Case CASE 19: What's on Your Resume?
Your article "Supercool, and Strange" reminded me of the excitement about "polywater" in the late 1960s.
American Polywater APCON Clauss Fiberoptic/Telecom Div.
The FO[TM] Fiber Optic Wipe from American Polywater is a pre-saturated towel for cleaning delicate fiber optic cables during splicing to maximize light transmission performance.
The Undergrowth of Science presents some of the most notorious tales of scientific endeavor: the rise of eugenics during the 19th Century to the startling Soviet "discovery" of polywater, which was actually water contaminated with silicates, and the more recent cold fusion experiments.
Among the most dramatic of these in recent times were the supposed discovery, by two Russian scientists, of a form of water with a molecular structure different from that of ordinary water (polymerised water, or "polywater"), and the case of cold fusion which burst upon the world early in 1989.
A wax-based, water repellent concrete and metal pipe joint compound that works as a lubricant is available from American Polywater Corp.
The same story can be told about N-Rays, Polywater, and other candidate phenomena that could not be reliably observed or produced.
In a recent contribution to this journal McKinney [1991] makes the distinction between experimenting on and experimenting with an entity, using the polywater episode to point out that though 'many of the experimenters...were convinced of polywater's reality...in no sense could we say that they ever experimented with polywater'.