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1. A colorless, flammable, volatile liquid, C6H14O2, used in perfumes and as a solvent.
2. Any of the class of compounds formed by combination of an aldehyde with two equivalent weights of alcohol.


1. (Elements & Compounds) 1,1-diethoxyethane; a colourless volatile liquid used as a solvent and in perfumes. Formula: CH3CH(OC2H5)2
2. (Elements & Compounds) any organic compound containing the group -CH(OR1)OR2, where R1 and R2 are other organic groups
[C19: from German Azetal, from aceto- + alcohol]


(ˈæs ɪˌtæl)

1. a colorless liquid, C6H14O2, used chiefly as a solvent and in making perfume.
2. any of a class of compounds of aldehydes with alcohols.
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Noun1.acetal - any organic compound formed by adding alcohol molecules to aldehyde moleculesacetal - any organic compound formed by adding alcohol molecules to aldehyde molecules
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
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A new acetal from DuPont Engineering Polymers, Wilmington, Del.
Penn Fibre Plastics has announced the availability of Delrin acetal material in sheets and coils.
For long-life and continued reliability, Andrew Miniature Click-On hangers are made from ultraviolet-resistant Acetal, and hanger hardware is made from stainless steel.
has introduced a slate of new acetal and nylon grades for small fuel tanks, chemical storage tanks, and hydraulic reservoirs.
Designed by National Molding Corporation (USA) to keep children safely restrained in high chairs and strollers, the Mega-Lok buckle gets is said to derive its strength, along with ease of processing, from Ticona's Celcon acetal copolymer.
Franklin Polymers' other major lines include Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics' acetal, MXD6 nylon, and polycarbonate; Mitsubishi Rayon's PMMA; and Chisso's Z-Clean(TM) purge compounds.
What's said to be the first low-gloss black acetal copolymer for automotive exteriors has been developed by Ticona, Florence, Ky.
Deirin "Decorating Solutions" overcome past limitations experienced in the decoration of acetals through the ability of its Deirin acetal resins to accept painting, printing, plating, foil stamping, and in-mold decoration, says DuPont.
Six new acetal grades introduced at the NPE show in Chicago are claimed to provide lower volatile emissions, improved weathering, and reduced friction and wear.
Ticona, the technical polymers business of Celanese AG, reports that its Hostaform acetal copolymer, grade C13031 XE 50/5339, has been used by Stant Manufacturing to overcome cracking caused by biodiesel fuel in an automotive fuel limit and vent valve (FLVV).
Endex ABC 2750, a 50% active pelletized endothermic chemical foaming agent, is compatible with almost all thermoplastic polymers, including commodity polymers, engineering polymers such as ABS, acetal, PC, modified PPO/PPE, and polyolefin elastomers.
However, the typical cost for PTFE fiber-filled acetal is more than twice that of acetal filled with the more commonly used PTFE in powder form.