tetraethylpyrophosphate


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tetraethylpyrophosphate

[¦te·trə¦eth·əl¦pī·rō′fä‚sfāt]
(organic chemistry)
C8H20O7P2 A hygroscopic corrosive liquid miscible with although decomposed by water, and miscible with many organic solvents; inhibits the enzyme acetylcholinesterase; used as an insecticide in place of nicotine sulfate.