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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - The univalent hydrocarbon radical C2H5 derived from ethane by the removal of one hydrogen atom.

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  • The liquid we call ethyl alcohol (C2H6O) is very potent.
  • Not all alcohol-based hand cleansers contain ethyl alcohol, as this hospital case points out (also requires subscription):
  • The company's core technology, which will result in a chemical called ethyl acetate, will be online by 2010.
  • The company says that patients taking Viracept have the potential to be exposed to an impurity called ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS). for more
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