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the chemical group or radical -CH3.
methyl salicylate a natural or synthetic oil with a characteristic wintergreen odor and taste; used as a counterirritant in ointments or liniments for muscle pain and also as a flavoring agent. Called also wintergreen oil.

meth·yl (Me),

The moiety, -CH3.
[G. methy, wine, + hylē, wood]


The radical, -CH3.
[G. methy, wine, + hylē, wood]
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To facilitate the drying, the use of low-boiling point solvents, such as acetone, methylic or isopropylic alcohols, methylethylketone, chloroform, and fluorinated or chlorinated solvents as well as detergent aqueous solutions, is recommended.
After transesterification, the volume of biodiesel product was measured and yield percentages (%, v/v) for the methylic and ethylic transesterification were 87.3% and 87.0%, respectively.
Nuclear Overhauser Effects (NOEs) were observed between the methylic hydrogens and olefinic proton of the alcohol.