tetramethyllead

tetramethyllead

[te-truh-meth-uhl-led]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless liquid, (CH 3 ) 4 Pb, insoluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol and benzene, used as an antiknock agent in gasoline.
Also called TML.


Origin:
1960–65; tetra- + methyl + lead2

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