mesityl oxide definition

  • noun:
    • An oily liquid, (CH3)2C:CHCOCH3, obtained from acetones and used as a solvent plus lacquers, paints, and varnishes.
    • An α,β-unsaturated ketone, a colourless volatile fluid with a powerful peppermint odour.
    • a volatile liquid getting the odor of peppermint, gotten by particular dehydrating representatives from acetone; -- formerly labeled as additionally dumasin.
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