ethanol, ethyl alcohol
One of a group of chemical compounds (alcohols) composed of molecules that contain a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom.
1. Relating to the group of atoms derived from ethane after the loss of a hydrogen atom.
2. The univalent hydrocarbon radical derived from ethane by the removal of one hydrogen atom.
An ethyl ether of cellulose, in the form of white granules obtained from the treatment of wood pulp with alkali and used in plastics and lacquers.
Gasoline containing the antiknock compound tetraethyl lead; which is, leaded gasoline.
ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE)
An additive to gasoline to improve engine performance and to reduce tailpipe emissions of pollutants; a biofuel derivative.
1. A colorless volatile liquid used in petroleum refining and detergents.
2. A colorless, mobile, inflammable liquid which is very volatile and with an ammoniacal odor.
It is a strong base, and is a derivative of ammonia.
A compound derived from ethyl alcohol by the replacement of the hydroxyl hydrogen, after the manner of a hydrate; an ethyl alcoholate; such as, potassium ethylate.
1. An olefinic hydrocarbon recovered from refinery processes or petrochemical processes.
Ethylene is used as a petrochemical feedstock for numerous chemical applications and the production of consumer goods.
2. A gaseous hydrocarbon, produced in varying amounts by many plants, that functions as a plant hormone.
Ethylene has wide-ranging effects on plant growth and development, but it is known particularly to stimulate senescence (organic process of growing older) and fruit ripening.
Any one of the several complex ethers of ethyl and glycerin.
Referring to, or containing, ethyl and sulphuric acid.
A transparent, colorless, volatile liquid produced through the fermentation of agricultural products which is the intoxicant in beverages; such as, wine, beer, or whiskey.
It is also manufactured as a transportation fuel from biological feed stocks; such as, corn and sugarcane.