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APE (plural APEs)

  1. (organic chemistry) Initialism of alkylphenol ethoxylate.
    • 2008, Uri Zoller, Paul Sosis, editors, Handbook of Detergents, Part F: Production (Surfactant Science Series), CRC Press, →ISBN, page 66:
      The most important and commonly used APEs are nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), which account for 80% of the APE market.