acetic anhydride


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acetic anhydride

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless pungent liquid used in the manufacture of cellulose and vinyl acetates for synthetic fabrics. Formula: (CH3CO)2O

ace′tic anhy′dride


n.
a colorless, pungent liquid, C4H6O3, the anhydride of acetic acid: used chiefly as a reagent and in the production of plastics, film, and fabrics derived from cellulose.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.acetic anhydride - a compound that is needed in order to refine opium into heroinacetic anhydride - a compound that is needed in order to refine opium into heroin
anhydride - a compound formed from one or more other compounds in a reaction resulting in removal of water
Translations
AcetanhydridEssigsäureanhydrid
무수초산
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Materials and Methods: Acetylsalicylic acid, (ASA) was synthesized from salicylic acid (SA) and acetic anhydride (AA).
In the 2008 annual seizures report published by the European Commission's directorate-general for enterprise and industry, national authorities across the EU seized more than 270,000 kilograms of suspicious drug precursors, including 241 tonnes or 75% of the world's seizures of acetic anhydride (NOTE: SPELLING IS CORRECT), the main precursor for heroin.
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Police searched the trucks and found two tons of acetic anhydride, an essential chemical precursor used for heroin conversion, hidden in bricks.