Definition of Tetraethyl lead

1. Noun. A clear oily poisonous liquid added to gasoline to prevent knocking.

Exact synonyms: Lead Tetraethyl
Generic synonyms: Antiknock



Definition of Tetraethyl lead

1. Noun. (chemistry) a toxic organometallic compound, (C2H5)4Pb, added to petroleum/gasoline as an antiknock agent ¹

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Medical Definition of Tetraethyl lead

1. Pb(C2H5)4; tetraethylplumbane;an anti-knock compound added to motor fuel; has a toxic action causing anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tremors, muscular weakness, insomnia, irritability, nervousness, and anxiety; death may occur. Synonym: lead tetraethyl. (05 Mar 2000) Tetraethylplumbane. A highly toxic compound used as a gasoline additive. It causes acute toxic psychosis or chronic poisoning if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Chemical name: Plumbane, tetraethyl- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tetraethyl Lead

tetradrachms
tetrads
tetradymite
tetradynamia
tetradynamian
tetradynamous
tetraedron
tetraedrum
tetraene
tetraenes
tetraenyl
tetraether
tetraethers
tetraethoxysilane
tetraethyl
tetraethyl lead (current term)
tetraethyl leads
tetraethyl poisoning
tetraethyl pyrophosphate
tetraethylammonium
tetraethylammonium chloride
tetraethylammonium ion
tetraethyllead
tetraethylmonothionopyrophosphate
tetraethylorthosilicate
tetraethylthiuram disulfide
tetraferroplatinum
tetraflate
tetraflates
tetrafluoride

Literary usage of Tetraethyl lead

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1. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"The inclusion of tetraethyl lead as gasoline additive in the 1920s was a land mark event, as this decision resulted in steep increase in lead emitted into ..."

2. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for ...edited by Peter M. Eller edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"NOTE 1 : Under these conditions, tr = 4.5 min for tetraethyl lead; ... Calculate concentration, C, of tetraethyl lead (as Pb) in the air volume sampled, ..."

3. Proceedings of the California Household Hazardous Waste Management Conferenceby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"... (T) TEL (and other organic lead), tetraethyl lead (T,F) Tellurium hexafluoride (T,C) ... (T) tetraethyl lead, TEL (and other organic lead) (T,F) 0,O,O' ..."

4. Papers and Proceedings of the Surgeon General's Conference on Agricultural edited by Melvin L. Myers (1994)
"The source of the poisoning was tetraethyl lead, a new compound used in gasoline as an anti-knock agent. Within 17 months of its first manufacture in the ..."

5. Oil Information 2005by International Energy Agency by International Energy Agency (2005)
"Motor gasoline may include additives, oxygenates and octane enhancers, including lead compounds such as TEL (tetraethyl lead) and TML ..."

6. Oil Information 2003: With 2002 Databy International Energy Agency by International Energy Agency (2003)
"Leaded Motor Gasoline: motor gaoling with TEL (tetraethyl lead) and/or TML (tetramethyl lead) added to enhance octane rating. This category includes motor ..."

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