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硫酸等揮発分

English translation: volatile components/compounds, such as sulfuric acid

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12:55 Dec 11, 2010
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
Japanese term or phrase: 硫酸等揮発分
This is from a material safety data sheet. The material is a composite foil which includes graphite, sulfuric acid and polyethylene.
In the chemical/common names section, 硫酸等揮発分 is given for sulfuric acid, with the formula as H2SO4.

I presume this indicates that the foil gives off vapor of (mainly) sulfuric acid as the volatile component/content/portion. However, I'm not sure whether 等 is 'equivalent' or 'etc' - (perhaps indicating that the vapor is not purely sulfuric acid) - or how best to express the whole:
Sulfuric acid [etc] as volatile component ?
Volatalized sulfuric acid?

(There is no other mention of 揮発/分 in the document.)
Steven F Smith
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:11
English translation:volatile components/compounds, such as sulfuric acid
Explanation:
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4310500.html
http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_internet/globalbp/globalbp_u...

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Note added at 21 mins (2010-12-11 13:17:36 GMT)
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http://homepage.mac.com/maoam/wenv/env/00v/volatile_matter_....
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cinefil
Japan
Local time: 06:11
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Thanks for your help
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3 +1volatile components/compounds, such as sulfuric acid
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volatile components/compounds, such as sulfuric acid


Explanation:
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4310500.html
http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_internet/globalbp/globalbp_u...

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Note added at 21 mins (2010-12-11 13:17:36 GMT)
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http://homepage.mac.com/maoam/wenv/env/00v/volatile_matter_....

cinefil
Japan
Local time: 06:11
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Grading comment
Thanks for your help
Notes to answerer
Asker: Not sure about the generic-example pattern. The data in the table relates specifically to sulfuric acid, so I think 'sulfuric acid (and other volatile compounds)' might be better.


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