mesitylene(redirected from 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene)
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An aromatic hydrocarbon, C9H12, occurring in petroleum and coal tar or synthesized from acetone and used as a solvent and synthetic intermediate.
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless liquid that occurs in crude petroleum; 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene. Formula: C6H3(CH3)3
[C19: from mesityl, from mesite, from New Latin mesita, from Greek mesitēs mediator + -ene]