Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 08:06:04 EDT
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Subject: oxyalkylated alcohols

OK, professors, I give up on this class of chemicals.  I am seeing MSDSs on everything from detergents to pesticides to photosensitive chemical developers listing this category of chemical.  Of course, they are hiding an individual chemical by listing a whole class probably by a synonym, but I'm even confused about what the generic structure looks like.

I know what an alkyl group is, so let's call it R-

I know what an alcohol looks like, so lets use ethanol.

Oxy means an 0=

But how do I fit these together into what they are talking about?



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