acetal definition

  • noun:
    • A colorless, flammable, volatile fluid, CH3CH(OC2H5)2, found in beauty products and as a solvent.
    • the course of compounds created from aldehydes along with alcoholic beverages.
    • Any diether of a geminal diol, R2C(OR')2 (in which R' does not = H).
    • A limpid, colorless, inflammable fluid from the slow oxidation of alcoholic beverages under the influence of platinum black.
    • A colorless cellular liquid, C6H14O2, with an etherlike odor, created by the imperfect oxidation of alcohol, consuming platinum black.
    • any organic ingredient created by the addition of liquor molecules to aldehyde particles

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