methylal


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methylal

[′meth·ə‚lal]
(organic chemistry)
CH3OCH2OCH3 Flammable, volatile, colorless liquid boiling at 42°C; soluble in ether, hydrocarbons, and alcohol, partially soluble in water; used as a solvent and chemical intermediate, and in perfumes, adhesives, coatings. Also known as formal.
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Methylal was used for several reasons: it was used as co-blowing agent with 134a in order to dissolve a great amount of it, since 134a is gaseous at room temperature (boiling point: 26.
Nouveau procede d'extraction des lipides du serum par methylal.
Session 4 on foaming polyurethanes will include the following presentations: "HFC blowing agents for rigid insulation foams," Lotbar Zipfel and Christoph Meurer, Solvay Fluor, Germany; "Recent developments in the use of HFC-245fa blowing agent for rigid polyurethane foam," Saskia Walraedt, Honeywell, Belgium; "New developments in applications of methylal as blowing agent for rigid, flexible, integral skin and microcellular polyurethane foams," Michel Beaujean, Lambiotte & Cie, S.