from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a colorless compound, (CH3)2C(COOH)CH2COCH3, prepared by the action of hydrochloric-acid gas, potassium cyanide, and alcohol on acetone. It crystallizes in small prisms or large plates, melts at 74° C., and boils at 138° C. under 15 millimeters pressure.


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