Polyoxyethylene Monooctylphenyl Ether

14:59 Mar 5, 2000
English to French translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Polyoxyethylene Monooctylphenyl Ether
A chemical used in a cleaner and degreaser
Maryse Kjerland

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5Ether monooctylphenyl polyoxyethylique
Shog Imas
naéther polyoxyéthylène monooctylphénylique
Andréa Basili
napolyoxyethylene (m) and ether (m)
Ariane Day (X)



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polyoxyethylene (m) and ether (m)

Those are the two I found in my dictionary:
polyoxyethylene = polyoxyethylene with a forward accent on the first e and a backward accent on the second e.

ether = ether with a forward accent on the first e.

both are masculin

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éther polyoxyéthylène monooctylphénylique

Again, I'm not a chemist, but using the same sources (Patterson's and Hachette), I came up with the answer written above. "Mono" = "mono"; "octyl" = "octyle" (m); "octyl" used as an adjective = "octylique"; "phenyl" = "phényle" (m); "phenyl" used as an adjective = "phénylique". I think the "e" in "octyle" needs to be dropped to form a prefix, but I'm not completely sure. (In any case, I dropped the "e" this time.) "Ether" = "éther" (m) and "polyoxyethylene" = "polyoxyéthylène".
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Ether monooctylphenyl polyoxyethylique

la derivation phenyl doit toujours etre notee en premier, quant a la derivation ethyle, elle est souvent en dernier lieu, et se lie plutot au suffixe "que".
Excuses pour les accents des lettres.

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