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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a colorless compound, CH3COCH. COCH: C(CH3)OCO, prepared by the prolonged boiling of ethyl acetoacetate (acetoacetic ether). It crystallizes in rhombic needles or plates, melts at 108.5–109° C. and boils at 269.9° C.

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