tetraethyl lead


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a clear oily poisonous liquid added to gasoline to prevent knocking

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Tetraethyl lead was banned from automotive fuels during the 1980s and there's pressure to remove it from aviation fuels to achieve new, more stringent air-quality standards.
The gasoline additive tetraethyl lead was invented by General Motors in the 1920s to reduce automobile engine noises, and Nevin has since reported that "lead emissions from automobiles explain 90 percent of the variation in violent crime in America.
And with that we have our molecule: tetraethyl lead, the gasoline additive invented by General Motors in the 1920s to prevent knocking and pinging in high-performance engines.
Decades ago, when refiners added tetraethyl lead to gasoline, regular gasoline had octane ratings above 90.
as a constituent of tetraethyl lead, which was used as a gasoline
Innospec, formerly Associated Octel, is the only remaining manufacturer in the world of tetraethyl lead, an additive used in leaded fuels.
The tobacco industry didn't invent these gambits; as Ross and Amter show, the chemical industry used the same techniques to fight the regulation of tetraethyl lead in the early 20th century and the regulation of air pollution in the 1940s.
Lead is reactive metal and it is used extensively in the production of tetraethyl lead, which is used to increase the efficiency of petrol.
Despite years of attempts to develop a substitute for tetraethyl lead (TEL, an additive helping boost fuel octane, preventing knock and valve-seat recession) or 100LL itself, nothing is FAA-approved as a replacement.
The average BLL in children from deprived urban areas has probably begun to rise as early as the 1940s, due to the addition of tetraethyl lead to gasoline combined with use of lead-based pigments in house paints.
How industry could determine the outcome of a controversy by controlling the terms of debate was strikingly and tragically illustrated by the case of a close relation to white lead: the gasoline additive tetraethyl lead (TEL).
Her recent text, also entitled, When Smoke Ran Like Water, is an interesting read on exposure and corporate malfeasance, such as adding tetraethyl lead to the gasoline in this country, and then admittedly using a female spokesperson named Ethyl to quell any concerns of personal harm to the populace.
The European Commission has decided to allow two products used for industrial purposes, tetraethyl lead and tetramethyl lead, to be imported into the EU under certain conditions, but decided to ban the importing of parathion, a toxic substance used in pesticides.
Lead was introduced into gasoline in the 1920s in the form of tetraethyl lead (TEL), a compound of lead and four organic molecules.