Diethyl ether - 1L and 150ml
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- Brand: AGA
- Product Code: MM-ETE1L
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Diethyl ether when spread on the skin evaporates and its evaporation gives a feeling of cold. In addition to this sensation, it causes a decrease i.. See More
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Diethyl ether when spread on the skin evaporates and its evaporation gives a feeling of cold. In addition to this sensation, it causes a decrease in sensitivity and can be used to apply injections.
In the past, its use as an inhalation anesthetic provided that more invasive surgeries could be performed.
However, today, in addition to skin desensitization, it is used in the laboratory as a non-polar solvent, for the extraction of oils, fats, essences and perfumes of plant and animal origin.
- Remover or solvent of grease and glue, de application on the skin or objects.
- Widely used to remove adhesive residues.
Ethyl ether, also known by the names diethyl ether, sulfuric ether, common ether or simply ether, is actually the chemical compound ethoxyethane, belonging to the functional group of ethers (compounds that have oxygen between two carbons) whose structural formula is:
It was discovered in 1540 by the German botanist Valerius Cordus (1515-1544), when he subjected ethyl alcohol to the action of sulfuric acid. And in 1842 it began to be used in the United States as an anesthetic.
Its first use was in a minor surgery, performed by Crawford Williamson Long (1815-1878).
When passed over the skin, its evaporation provides a sensation of cold and a decrease in sensitivity, and can be used to apply injections. But, its use as an anesthetic by inhalation provided that more invasive surgeries could be performed.
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However, this anesthetic presented some dangers, such as the fact that it is toxic, causing irritation in the respiratory tract and discomfort in the patient. In addition, it is very flammable and can cause a fire in the operating room. It reacts with oxygen in the air, forming hydrogen peroxide that likely acts to detonate the explosion. Therefore, over time, ethyl ether was replaced by other safer anesthetics.
Currently, it is mostly used in the laboratory, as a non-polar solvent, for the extraction of vegetable and animal oils, fats, essences and perfumes. It is even considered the best solvent for extracting cocaine from coca leaves. Therefore, its commercialization is controlled by the Federal Police. By: Jennifer Rocha Vargas Fogaça