tetraethyl lead


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a clear oily poisonous liquid added to gasoline to prevent knocking

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Lead in the form of tetraethyl lead acetate is used as anti-knocking agent in petrol.
The effect of methylmercury tetraethyl lead and sodumarsenite on the humoral
The bribes were to secure contracts from the governments for the supply of Innospec products including Tetraethyl Lead, also known as TEL, a highly dangerous compound created as an octane booster to be added to engine fuel.
Avgas contains tetraethyl lead that can damage the catalytic converters and oxygen sensors of a car and is also extremely toxic.
(3) Tetraethyl lead (TEL) is added to avgas to increase octane and thereby prevent "knock," or uncontrolled fuel detonation, which can damage aircraft engines during flight, compromising safety.
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." His initial report was ignored, but his study of data in numerous countries show that the varying schedules in lead-reduction programs correlate neatly lead to reduced crime rates, with a 23-year time lag.
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.
Wei, "Effect of oxygen pressure upon composition variation during chemical vapor deposition growth of lead titanate films from tetraethyl lead and titanium tetraisopropoxide," Materials Letters, vol.
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.