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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a colorless compound, , prepared by the action of hydrochloric-acid gas, potassium cyanide, and alcohol on acetone. It crystallizes in long prismatic needles, melts, when anhydrous, at 174° C., and may be distilled.


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