ethyl ether


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di·eth·yl e·ther

a flammable, volatile organic solvent formerly widely used in surgical procedures; was used as an inhalation anesthetic; shortcomings include irritating vapor, slow onset and prolonged recovery phases, explosion hazard.

ethyl ether

Toxicology An agent used as a CNS depressant; induces general anesthesia–ie, analgesia, amnesia, loss of consciousness, inhibition of sensory and automatic reflexes, skeletal muscle relaxation
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It then reacts with ethanol to form an intermediate compound, which splits off water and another proton to become furfuryl ethyl ether.
A CEM MarsX Microwave system (300 W, 100% power settings) was used with ethyl ether as the solvent.
Besides being flammable, ethyl ether forms highly explosive crystals that tend to stick in the threads of a bottle.
The most active compounds, halfordinol (12) and ethyl ether aegeline (13), were studied for their dose dependency using the concentrations 12.
For the eluation of unsaponifiable matter the column was flushed with 20 mL mixture of ethyl ether and ethyl acetate (1 : 1).
Enzymes and proteins - ingredients like Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Milk Protein and Lactose can stimulate protein biosynthesis and cell vitality, increase energy production in scalp tissue, and anchor hair to the root.
Tests conducted over the past several years show that some 900 pounds of sodium cyanide, 700 pounds of ethyl ether and nearly a dozen other toxic compounds were dumped in 12-foot pits, Anderson said.
The reaction mixture was cooled to room temperature and poured into ethyl ether.
Bone samples (4 bone for each treatment) is tested and bones 30 hours after Isolated from meat and soft tissues in the oven at 104[degrees]C for 24 hours to dry, then in order to the treatment of fat 4 bone separately immersed in ethyl ether analgesia for 24 hours.
Terrell at Ohio Medical Laboratories in New Providence developed a series of methyl ethyl ethers and the 347th one, Compound 347, appeared to have desirable anaesthetic properties and was stable without the addition of preservatives (3).
Terrell of Ohio Medical Laboratories in New Providence developed a series of methyl ethyl ethers in the 1960s.