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C14-16-Alkane Hydroxy


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14:53 Mar 5, 2000
English to French translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: C14-16-Alkane Hydroxy
A chemical used in a car-wash soap
Maryse Kjerland

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naoxy alcane C14-16Andréa Basili
nahydroxyde d'alcanes C14-16
Brigitte Gendebien
naC14-16 Alcane HydroxyAriane Day



16 hrs
C14-16 Alcane Hydroxy

The only one I am sure of is "Alcane". I found Alkane in Routledge Technical Dictionary under Chemical/Detergent.

Ariane Day
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hydroxyde d'alcanes C14-16

That's what I would say but I'm not sure.

Brigitte Gendebien
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oxy alcane C14-16

I'm not a chemist, but this is the information that I found:
"alkane"= "alcane" (m)-"Nom générique des hydrocarbures saturés de formule CnH2n+2 (méthane, éthane, propane, butane, etc.)."-from Hachette.

"Hydroxy"= "oxy" in French,(page 252 of Patterson's French/English Dictionary for Chemists). Conversely, "oxy" in French can mean "hydroxy" or "oxy" in English. According to Dorland's Medical Dictionary, "hydroxy" is "a chemical prefix indicating the presence of the univalent radical OH". According to Dorland's, OH=hydroxyl, which, (according to Patterson's) in French, is oxyhydrile (m). I hope this helps.
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