glycol ether


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glycol ether

[′glī‚kȯl ′ē·thər]
(organic chemistry)
A colorless liquid used as a solvent, in detergents, and as a diluent; a typical example is ethylene glycol diethyl ether, C2H5OCH2CH2OC2H5.
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Sadara's butyl glycol ether (BGE) plant is one of the largest of its kind in the world.
In the current study, researchers in France measured five glycol ether metabolites in urine samples from 204 pregnant women, which had been collected between 2002 and 2006 for the broader PELAGIE mother-child cohort.
The catalyst system, in one embodiment, includes (a) an organolithium amine compound, (b) a group IIa metal salt of an amino glycol or a glycol ether, (c) an organoaluminum compound, and optionally (d) an amine compound.
Blokes using paint containing glycol ether solvents are twice as likely to have low sperm counts, researchers at Sheffield and Manchester universities have found.
There is a glycol ether from Dow Chemical that matches all but point (b).
Anglo-Dutch oil multinational Shell has announced plans to open a new world-scale propylene oxide (PO) glycol ether plant at Pernis in the Netherlands, aimed at serving the global market.
In terms of the converting and packaging industries, most low-molecular-weight graphic arts polymers are polymerized in a glycol ether solvent, and therefore contain residual glycol ether.
Saudi-based Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company, announced the production of commercial quantities of butyl glycol ether (BGE) at its plant, one of the largest of its kind in the world.
Associations between concentrations of glycol ether metabolite in mothers' prenatal urine samples and the WISC/IV scores of their 6/year/old children.
On the basis of application, oxo chemicals market is segmented into plasticizers, acrylates, glycol ether and others.
The application segment of the market is categorized into butyl acrylate, glycol ether, butyl acetate, direct solvents, plasticizers, and others.
It is comprised of an organic acid constituent which consists solely of acetic acid; at least one nonionic surfactant derived from Guerbet alcohols; an organic solvent constituent which comprises at least one glycol ether solvent; a sequestering polymer constituent selected from the group consisting of polymethyl methacrylatepolyethylene glycol graft copolymers, and poly(aciylic acid/2-acrylamido-2-methyl propane sulfonic acid); 0-5% wt.