Butanal?? is NOT TBA

From:"Monson, Frederick C."

I can't believe I did this!  And then I tried to make a bad joke of it.
Some folks will permit themselves to be run down by a truck just to get
attention.  Of course, tertiary butanal is NOT an alcohol, and I apologize
for trying to make it such.  "TBA" is the abbreviation for "tertiary butyl
alcohol".  It could be named any of the following, and is, according to the
Federal Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) which apparently can't
help themselves.  FISHER sells something called tert-Butanol

tertiary-butyl alcohol
tert-butyl alcohol
t-butyl alcohol
1,1-Dimethyl ethanol 
Trimethyl carbinol
t-butyl hydroxide
Trimethyl methanol
Dimethyl ethanol

OUST has generated a table of synonyms(?) of various oxygen-containing
additives that may be found in underground storage tanks.  That table can be
found at:  http://www.epa.gov/swerust1/oxygenat/oxytable.htm  

I believe that the most accurate, and descriptive names for the substance
are (1,1-Dimethyl ethanol or trimethyl methanol or just, tertiary-butyl
alcohol), but I am NOT an organic fundamentalist, so I can't be certain.

Sorry for adding to the confusion, and I hope that those who have been
ousted from OUST have found other employment.  What would they call the
Office of Federal Re-Employment of Alternative Keypad Operations for

Sorry again,

Fred Monson,

Congrats CANADA!!!

Frederick C. Monson, PhD
The best research
Center for Advanced Scientific Imaging
occurs before work
West Chester University
at the bench.
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, 19383

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