ethylsulphuricmedical dictionary

<chemistry> Pertaining to, or containing, ethyl and sulphuric acid.

<chemistry> Ethylsulphuric acid, an acid sulphate of ethyl, H.C2H5.SO4, produced as a thick liquid by the action of sulphiric acid on alcohol. It appears to be the active catalytic agent in the process of etherification.

American spelling: ethylsulfuric

(01 Mar 1998)