from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The hydrocarbon radical, C6H13, having valence 1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Either of many isomeric univalent hydrocarbon radicals, C6H13, formally derived from hexane by the loss of a hydrogen atom
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A univalent organic radical, C6H13-, regarded as the essential residue of hexane, and a related series of compounds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The hypothetical radical (C6H13) of the sixth member of the monovalent series of alcohols.
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The letter alleged workers had been harmed by a chemical called hexyl hydride, used in manufacturing touch screens for Apple products.
Normal butyric acid or fermentation butyric acid is found in butter, as an hexyl ester in the oil of _Heracleum giganteum_ and as an octyl ester in parsnip (_Pastinaca sativa_); it has also been noticed in the fluids of the flesh and in perspiration.
Wintek has said it used hexyl hydride, also called n-hexane, from May 2008 to August 2009, but stopped after discovering it was making workers ill.
Wintek, owner of the factory in east China's Suzhou industrial park, said it has reserved 10 million yuan for compensation to the workers affected by the chemical hexyl hydride, and will pay more if the illness continues.
I hope they can stand up and apologise to us, said Jia Jingchuan, a 27-year-old production technician for Wintek who said he fell ill from the hexyl hydride, which workers said was used to clean iPhone touch screens.
China, has said it used hexyl hydride, also called n-hexane, from May 2008 to August 2009, but stopped after discovering it was making workers ill.
"From when hexyl hydride was used, monthly profits at Apple and Wintek have gone up by tens of millions every month, the accumulated outcome of workers' lives and health," said the letter, signed by five workers claiming to represent employees.
HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, LINALOOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, CITRONELLOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LIMONENE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE. hexyl cinnamal, is a common additive in perfume and cosmetic industry as aroma substance.
Plaintiffs say Windex contains ethyl glycol n-hexyl ether, which is particularly dangerous to little kids and animals because it's sweet.
ethyl alcohol + acetic acid = ethyl acetate, a characteristic note in apples hexyl alcohol + acetic acid = hexyl acetate in pears ethyl alcohol + butyric acid = ethyl butyrate in pineapple isoamyl alcohol + acetic acid = isoamyl acetate in bananas
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