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  • noun Plural form of acetone, in the sense meaning ketones.


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  • Results can be thrown off by vigorous exercise, medical conditions like acid reflux and diabetes—even dieting, which can raise the level of acetones in a person's breath that some devices falsely read as alcohol.

    Testing the Limits of Tipsy

  • We got, you know, iodine and red phosphorous and acetones and muriatic acid and sodium hydroxides, all chemicals that are used to cook the drugs.

    CNN Transcript Aug 4, 2009

  • And in that basement is where we found red phosphorus and acetones and the alcohols.

    CNN Transcript Aug 4, 2009

  • Some proceed in an alkaline medium, such as sodium or an amalgam of sodium in contact with water or with an alcohol (classical method of transforming aldehydes or acetones into corresponding alcohols; Bouveault's method whereby the ester of a fatty acid can be changed into the alcohol corresponding to this acid).

    Paul Sabatier - Nobel Lecture

  • During the period 1901 to 1905, together with Senderens, I showed that nickel is very suitable for the direct hydrogenation of nitriles into amines and, no less important, of aldehydes and acetones into corresponding alcohols.

    Paul Sabatier - Nobel Lecture

  • At a temperature of between 250° and 300°C powdered copper very conveniently brings about dehydrogenation of primary alcohols into aldehydes and of secondary alcohols into acetones, and this is a very useful practical method of effecting this transformation.

    Paul Sabatier - Nobel Lecture

  • It was necessary, however, to avoid this solvent action proper, and having observed that dilution with water in increasing proportions produced a graduated succession of physical changes in the fibrous ester, we carried out a series of treatments with such diluted acetones.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • You find different kinds of gasoline and kerosene and alcohol and acetones and dynamites, gun powder, whatever it takes, and that's the analogy.


  • that said that ketosis is dangerous for people because it produces nervous system damaging acetones!

    Metabolism and ketosis | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Then perhaps I had better postpone my analysis of the acetones, as we may need to be at our best in the morning. "

    Sole Music


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