Definition of Diethyl ether
1. Noun. A colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic.
Specialized synonyms: Enflurane, Ethrane
Generic synonyms: Inhalation Anaesthetic, Inhalation Anesthetic, Inhalation General Anaesthetic, Inhalation General Anesthetic
Derivative terms: Ethereal, Etherify, Etherize
Definition of Diethyl ether
1. Noun. (organic compound) A clear, colorless, highly flammable liquid with a low boiling point and chemical formula CH3-CH2-O-CH2-CH3. Used as a solvent and in the past as a general anesthetic. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Diethyl ether
1. CH3CH2OCH2CH3;a flammable, volatile organic solvent used in extraction procedures; formerly widely used as an inhalation anaesthetic; shortcomings include: irritating vapor, slow onset and prolonged recovery phase, explosion hazard. Synonym: ethyl ether, ethyl oxide, sulfuric ether. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Diethyl ether
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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"... -diethyl-ether, in acetic acid solution, on being treated gradually with ... instead of nitroso-diethyl-ether, the mono-ethyl-ether,. ..."
2. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for ...edited by Peter M. Eller edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"diethyl ether can oxidize in air to form explosive peroxides, ... Pipet 10.0 ml of diethyl ether into each jar. Seal the jar immediately to minimize ..."
3. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Karl Schorlemmer (1888)
"When the diethyl ether is dissolved in dilute caustic potash aiid the ... If the diethyl ether is boiled with alcoholic hydrochloric acid and zinc, ..."
4. Food Chemicals Codex: First Supplement to the Fifth Edition by Committee on Food Chemicals Codex, Institute of Medicine (U. S.) (2006)
"When all of the benzene-diethyl ether solvent has been added from the reservoir and the level in the column drops to 2 cm above ..."
5. Review of American Chemical Research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Arthur Amos Noyes, William Albert Noyes (1898)
"The diethyl ether was prepared from the monoethyl ether, ... The diethyl ether of hexamethylene-glycol was found to be produced in very small quantity ..."
6. Synthetic Colouring Matters: Dyestuffs Derived from Pyridine, Quinoline by John Theodore Hewitt (1922)
"35, • cC,T>o CH-OH O III It will be at once apparent that it differs radically in properties from the diethyl ether of Fischer and Hepp; this difference is ..."