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Whereas, generally speaking, zinc reacts suitably only with the first members of the alkyl iodides, with magnesium it is possible to use bromides, iodides, and in many cases, chlorides.
Victor Grignard

Meaning of "alkyl" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ALKYL

From German, from Alk( ohol) alcohol + -yl.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ALKYL

alkyl  [ˈælkɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ALKYL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Alkyl is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ALKYL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Alkyl

In patent chemistry, an alkyl substituent is an alkane missing one hydrogen. The term alkyl is intentionally unspecific to include many possible substitutions in chemical patents. An acyclic alkyl has the general formula CnH2n+1. A cycloalkyl is derived from a cycloalkane by removal of a hydrogen atom from a ring and has the general formula CnH2n−1. Typically an alkyl is a part of a larger molecule. In structural formula, the symbol R is used to designate a generic alkyl group. The smallest alkyl group is methyl, with the formula CH3—.

Definition of alkyl in the English dictionary

The definition of alkyl in the dictionary is of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group CnH2n+1. Other definition of alkyl is an organometallic compound, such as tetraethyl lead, containing an alkyl group bound to a metal atom.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ALKYL


buzzkill
ˈbʌzˌkɪl
deskill
diːˈskɪl
fishkill
ˈfɪʃˌkɪl
Gaitskell
ˈɡeɪtskɪl
kill
kɪl
lambkill
ˈlæmˌkɪl
multiskill
ˈmʌltɪˌskɪl
orchil
ˈɔːkɪl
outkill
ˌaʊtˈkɪl
overkill
ˈəʊvəˌkɪl
reskill
riːˈskɪl
roadkill
ˈrəʊdˌkɪl
shoot-to-kill
ˌʃuːttəˈkɪl
skill
skɪl
subskill
ˈsʌbˌskɪl
underkill
ˈʌndəˌkɪl
upskill
ˈʌpˌskɪl
winterkill
ˈwɪntəˌkɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ALKYL

alkannin
alkene
alkie
alkies
alkine
Alkmaar
alko
Alkoran
Alkoranic
alkoxide
alkoxy
alky
alkyd
alkyd resin
alkylate
alkylating agent
alkylation
alkylic
alkyne

WORDS THAT END LIKE ALKYL

acetyl
acyl
aryl
benzyl
beryl
butyl
carbonyl
Chernobyl
dimethyl
ethyl
fentanyl
hwyl
hydroxyl
isopropyl
methyl
phenyl
polyvinyl
propenyl
propyl
vinyl

Synonyms and antonyms of alkyl in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «alkyl» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ALKYL

Find out the translation of alkyl to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of alkyl from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «alkyl» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

烷基
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alquilo
570 millions of speakers

English

alkyl
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

alkyl
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ألكيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

алкил
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

alquil
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

alkyl
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

alkyle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Alkil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Alkyl
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アルキル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

알킬
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Alkil
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

alkyl
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆல்கைல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अल्किल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

alkil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

alchil
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

alkil
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

алкіл
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

alchil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αλκυλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

alkiel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

alkyl
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

alkyl
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of alkyl

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ALKYL»

The term «alkyl» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.264 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ALKYL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about alkyl

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QUOTES WITH «ALKYL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word alkyl.
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Victor Grignard
Whereas, generally speaking, zinc reacts suitably only with the first members of the alkyl iodides, with magnesium it is possible to use bromides, iodides, and in many cases, chlorides.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALKYL»

Discover the use of alkyl in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to alkyl and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Nonionic Surfactants: Alkyl Polyglucosides
This volume provides a comprehensive overview for recognizing and producing the characteristics of successful special surfactant agents.
Dieter Balzer, Harald Luders, 2000
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Alkyl Polyglycosides: Technology, Properties, Applications
Alkyl polyglycosides are among the frequently used substances produces from renewable ressorces. Their science as well as technological applications are described in this book competently and with a focus on industrial use.
Karlheinz Hill, Wolfgang von Rybinski, Gerhard Stoll, 2008
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Alkyl and Aryl Transferases—Advances in Research and ...
The editors have built Alkyl and Aryl Transferases—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Cysteine Synthase in this book to be deeper ...
‎2013
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Gas Transport Properties of Poly(n-alkyl Acrylate) Blends ...
Thermal analysis proved to be a useful tool to help predict the permeation response for poly(alkyl acrylates); thus the thermal behavior of poly( n-alkyl acrylate) blended with n-aliphatic materials and random copolymers of poly(n-alkyl ...
Bertha Shontae Kirkland, 2007
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Specialist Surfactants
Hence, there seems to be a good chance that alkyl polyglucosides will play a major role alongside traditional surfactants as we move through the second half of the 1990s into the 21st century. 7.2 Definition Alkyl polyglucosides are alkyl ...
I.D. Robb, 1996
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Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science -
The presence of oxyalkylene units (oxyethylene, oxypropylene. or oxybutylene), decrease the melting point of the corresponding salt of the alkyl ether sulfate in comparison with the same alkyl sulfate. The literature data concerning phys- ...
Arthur T. Hubbard, 2002
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Handbook of Preservatives
SeeTetrakis isodecyl 4,4'-isopropylidene diphosphite Alkyl (C12-C14)amine. SeeLauramine Alkyl (C8C18) dimethyl-3,4-dichlorobenzyl ammonium chloride. See Alkyl dimethyl dichlorobenzyl ammonium chloride Alkyl (C13-15) dimethylamine ...
Michael Ash, Irene Ash, 2004
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Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science, Second Edition ...
In principle, 98% sulfuric acid, 20% oleum, chlorosulfonic acid, amidosulfonic acid, and gaseous sulfur trioxide may be used in the production of primary alkyl sulfates and sulfates from other hydropho- bic intermediates containing hydroxyl  ...
P. Somasundaran, 2006
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The Alkyl Benzenes
CHAPTER 5 METABOLISM OF ALKYL BENZENES There have been considerably more studies on the metabolism of alkyl benzenes in mammals than in nonmammalian species. Moreover, the various steps involved in the conversion of alkyl ...
‎1981
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Novel Surfactants: Preparation Applications And ...
A combination of gas chromatography and mass spectrom- etry was shown to be the preferred analysis method. In the synthesis of alkyl polyglycoside derivatives, it has proved effective to use an alkyl polyglycoside with a low DP value of 1.1, ...
Krister Holmberg, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALKYL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term alkyl is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sulfosuccinate Market for Pharmaceuticals is Expected to hit US …
Sulfosuccinates are sodium salts of alkyl ester of sulfosuccinic acid. Sulfosuccinic surfactants are widely used in the cosmetic industry to ... «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»
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Biosurfactants Market Expected to Reach $2308.8 Million by 2020 …
Other key biosurfactants include Alkyl Polyglucosides (APG), Sorbitan Esters and Sucrose Esters, with combined demand estimated at 115 kilo ... «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»
3
Materials That Don't Crack Under Disinfection
The new material has been tested against numerous chemical cleaners with ingredients including alcohols, aldehydes, alkyl amines, ... «Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry, Jul 15»
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Current Trade News Analysis on: Albemarle Corporation(NYSE:ALB …
... alkyl bromides, inorganic bromides, brominated powdered activated carbon, and bromine fine chemicals that are used in chemical synthesis, ... «wsnewspublishers, Jul 15»
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Cytosine-type nucleosides from marine-derived Streptomyces rochei …
... El-Brollosy, N. R. & El-Emam, A. A. Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of some novel 5-alkyl-6-substituted uracils and related derivatives. «Nature.com, Jun 15»
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Global analyses of TetR family transcriptional regulators in …
Rv2159c is annotated as an alkyl hydro peroxidase, whereas Rv2161c is a conserved hypothetical protein. Their role in the physiology of the ... «BMC Blogs Network, Jun 15»
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Clean Growth: Ceresana Publishes Second Market Report on …
The current most significant type are anionic surfactants: the so called linear alkyl benzene sulfonates (LAS) are mainly used for detergents and have a global ... «PR.com, Jun 15»
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Seeking a patent term extension may cut it short
... discloses pharmaceutical compositions comprising alkyl hydrogen fumarate (AHF) alone or in combination with DAF, anticipated the patent. «JD Supra, Jun 15»
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Biochemist Richard Armstrong Dies At 66
... glutathione S-transferases, a family of enzymes involved in the metabolism of electrophilic compounds such as epoxides and alkyl halides. «The Biological SCENE, Jun 15»
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Phthalates' Structural Truths
As phthalate toxicity studies proliferated a decade ago, researchers quickly zeroed in on phthalates with three to six carbons in their alkyl side ... «The Biological SCENE, Jun 15»

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