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14:56 Mar 5, 2000
English to French translations [PRO] Science
English term or phrase:Nonylphenoxypoly (oxyethylene)ethanol
Explanation: According to Patterson's Dictionary for Chemists, "ethanol (ethyl alcohol)" = "éthanol"; "nonyl" = "nonyle" (m).
The adjectives "nonylic, nonoic" of acids = "nonylique"; the prefix "phen" = "phén"; "ethylene" = "éthylène". According to Hachette, the prefixes "oxy" and "poly" are used as in English. I think my answer should be correct, but the "e" on "nonyle" may need to be dropped.