Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hydrocarbon, C6H3(CH3)3, occurring in petroleum and coal tar or synthesized from acetone and used as a solvent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The aromatic hydrocarbon 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene that is present in coal tar and crude oil; it has some use as a solvent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A colorless, fragrant liquid, C6H3(CH3)3, of the benzene series of hydrocarbons, obtained by distilling acetone with sulphuric acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Trimethyl benzin, an oily, colorless liquid, C,eH3(CII3)3, obtained from acetone distilled with half its volume of fuming sulphuric acid. It is a constituent of coal-tar.

Etymologies

mesityl (oxide) + -ene.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Words like mesitylene, alkybenzenes, piperine naphthalene, and pinacol coupling reaction the last not what it sounds like.

    American Connections

  • I believe that's the $65 / gallon test fuel made by blending pure isopentate with pure mesitylene that is being tested.

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  • Processing it into mesitylene and 2-methyl furan is gonna cost money.

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  • I don't believe they can economically make the blend shown in their patent, which is a mixture of ethyl acetate, 2-methyl furan, mesitylene, n-heptane and corn oil for $2 a gallon.

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  • | C_ {6} H_ {2} (CH_ {3}) _ {3} NO_ {2} Nitro-mesitylene.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

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