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Ethyl group

Ethyl group (highlighted blue) as part of a molecule, as the ethyl radical, and in the compounds ethanol, bromoethane, ethyl acetate, and ethyl methyl ether.



  • Ethylation 1
  • Etymology 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


Ethylation is the formation of a compound by introduction of the ethyl group. The most widely practiced example of this reaction is the ethylation of benzene. The ethylating agent is ethylene.

Approximately 24.7 million tons were produced in 1999.[1] Ethylbenzene is the precursor to styrene, the precursor to polystyrene.


The name of the group is derived from the Aether, the first-born Greek elemental god of air, and "hyle", referring to "stuff".

See also


  1. ^ Vincent A. Welch, Kevin J. Fallon, Heinz-Peter Gelbke "Ethylbenzene" Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2005. doi:10.1002/14356007.a10_035.pub2
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