metacetone definition

  • noun:
    • C6H10O, a colourless fluid obtained by distilling an assortment of sugar and lime.
    • A colorless liquid of an agreeable odor, C6H10O, obtained by distilling a mixture of sugar and lime; -- so-called because formerly considered a polymeric adjustment of acetone.
    • A substance (C6H10O) obtained by performing on acetone with sulphuric or hydrochloric acid. It really is a colorless fluid having an odor of peppermint. Also referred to as mesityl oxid.
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