phorone definition

  • noun:
    • The unsaturated aliphatic ketone 2,6-dimethyl-2,5-heptadien-4-one obtained from camphor; diisopropylidene acetone
    • A yellow crystalline compound, having a geraniumlike odor, thought to be a complex by-product of acetone, and gotten from particular camphor substances.
    • An unsaturated ketone, C9H14O or diisopropylidene-acetone, made by the action of quicklime on acetone, and also in other ways. It forms large yellowish-green crystals that melt at 28° C. Its odor somewhat resembles that of the geranium.
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