from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless, volatile, extremely flammable liquid ketone, CH3COCH3, widely used as an organic solvent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A colourless, volatile, flammable liquid ketone, (CH3)2CO, used as a solvent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A volatile liquid consisting of three parts of carbon, six of hydrogen, and one of oxygen; pyroacetic spirit, -- obtained by the distillation of certain acetates, or by the destructive distillation of citric acid, starch, sugar, or gum, with quicklime.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A limpid mobile liquid, (CH3)2CO, with an agreeable odor and burning taste, produced by the destructive distillation of acetates.
- n. The general name of a class of compounds which may be regarded as consisting of two alcoholic radicals united by the group CO, or as aldehydes in which hydrogen of the group COH has been replaced by an alcoholic radical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics
The name acetone peroxide usually alludes to the cyclic trimer form called TCAP or tri-cyclic acetone peroxide.
The name acetone peroxide usually alludes to the cyclic trimer form called TCAP or tri-cyclic acetone peroxide but it can refer to the cyclic dimer form referred to as TATP or di-cyclic acetone peroxide.
They also suggest a path whereby ketosis could increase methylgloxal through acetone, which is at elevated levels during ketosis:
The basic ingredient in most nail polish remover is a substance called acetone, and acetone is in fact one of the ingredients that has been commonly used in making explosives of this type.
"One of the methods to denature alcohol is by adding a certain amount of acetone, which is not destined for human consumption, but meant for industrial use."
He incorporates these materials with nitro-cellulose, and dissolves the whole in acetone, which is afterwards distilled off.
Thus at 10 atmospheres the presence of the acetone is a source of safety; but at 20 atmospheres it becomes an extra danger.
The acetone was a little stronger than at entrance; the diacetic absent except on three days.
Wonder if that additive called acetone gives better fuel economy for your car?
They include anhydrous ammonia, sulphur dioxide, listed as toxic; acetone, which is highly flammable; and cuprous chloride, which is very toxic to aquatic organisms.
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