pinacolin definition

  • noun:
    • A colourless greasy liquid pertaining to the ketones, and obtained because of the decomposition of pinacone.
    • the variety of which pinacolin proper is the type.
    • A colorless oily liquid associated with the ketones, and obtained because of the decomposition of pinacone; therefore, by expansion, anyone of the variety of which pinacolin right could be the type.
    • An oily fluid, CH3.CO.C(CH3)3 or dimethylbutanone, made by distilling pinacone with dilute sulphuric acid, by the dried out distillation of calcium isobutyrate, plus in different ways. It has an odor like peppermint, and boils at 106° C.

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