Urethane meaning

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A colorless or white crystalline compound, CO(NH2 )OC2 H5 , used in organic synthesis and formerly as a palliative treatment for leukemia.
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Any of several esters, other than the ethyl ester, of carbamic acid.
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A white, crystalline compound, C3H7NO2, produced by the action of ammonia on ethyl carbonate or by heating urea nitrate and ethyl alcohol: it is used as a hypnotic and sedative, a solvent, etc.
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Any ester of carbamic acid.
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A colorless or white crystalline compound, CO(NH2 )OC2 H5 , used in organic synthesis and formerly as a palliative treatment for leukemia.
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Any of several esters, other than the ethyl ester, of carbamic acid.
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A colorless or white crystalline compound used in organic synthesis. Formerly it was also used to relieve symptoms associated with leukemia. Also called ethyl carbamate. Chemical formula: C3H7NO2.
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(organic chemistry, uncountable) A white crystalline organic compound, ethyl-carbamate, NH2COOC2H5, used in the synthesis of other organic compounds.
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(organic chemistry, countable) Any compound of having this general structure.
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(informal) Polyurethane.
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Origin of urethane

  • ur(o)– eth(yl) –ane

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition