ethereal solution

e·the·re·al so·lu·tion

a solution of any substance in ether.
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Compound 5 (2.9 mg) afforded methyl derivative 5a (2.5 mg) on treatment with an ethereal solution of diazomethane and the usual work up.
Compound 6 (2.5 mg) afforded methyl derivative 6a (2.0 mg) on treatment with an ethereal solution of diazomethane and after usual work up.
The key to a crucial insight might turn, for instance, on recollecting an odd color change on extracting an ethereal solution with aqueous alkali, finding a notation of a spur-of-the-moment decision to use sodium sulfate as a drying agent instead of magnesium sulfate, or being able to review a spectrum of supposedly useless distillation residue.