acetol definition

  • noun:
    • hydroxyacetone
    • Methyl ketol; also, some of numerous homologues of the same.
    • a trade name made use of at different times to represent various substances, as hydroxyacetone, acetylsalicylic acid, acetal, diethyl aldehyde, or cellulose acetate.
    • A compound, CH3COCH2OH, obtaining the formal name 1-hydroxypropanone.

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