acetone


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ac·e·tone

 (ăs′ĭ-tōn′)
n.
A colorless, volatile, extremely flammable liquid ketone, C3H6O, widely used as an organic solvent. It is one of the ketone bodies that accumulate in the blood and urine when fat is being metabolized.

ac′e·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.

acetone

(ˈæsɪˌtəʊn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless volatile flammable pungent liquid, miscible with water, used in the manufacture of chemicals and as a solvent and thinner for paints, varnishes, and lacquers. Formula: CH3COCH3. Systematic name: propanone
[C19: from German Azeton, from aceto- + -one]
acetonic adj

ac•e•tone

(ˈæs ɪˌtoʊn)

n.
a volatile, flammable liquid, C3H6O, used in paints and varnishes, as a solvent, and in organic synthesis.
[1830–40]
ac`e•ton′ic (-ˈtɒn ɪk) adj.

ac·e·tone

(ăs′ĭ-tōn′)
A colorless, extremely flammable liquid, C3H6O, that is widely used as a solvent, for example in nail-polish remover.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acetone - the simplest ketoneacetone - the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics
ketone - any of a class of organic compounds having a carbonyl group linked to a carbon atom in each of two hydrocarbon radicals
dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent - a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
Translations
AzetonDimethylketonPropanonAceton
אצטון
aceton
acetonă

acetone

[ˈæsɪtəʊn] Nacetona f

acetone

[ˈæsɪtəʊn] nacétone f

acetone

nAceton nt, → Azeton nt

acetone

[ˈæsɪtəʊn] nacetone m

ac·e·tone

n. acetona, sustancia fragante usada como solvente y que se observa en cantidad excesiva en casos de diabetes.

acetone

n acetona
References in classic literature ?
Then perhaps I had better postpone my analysis of the acetones, as we may need to be at our best in the morning."
Although commonly found in small quantities in processed food, cosmetics and acne treatments, acetone in large quantities is extremely flammable and can be highly explosive if mixed with oxygen.
Although commonly found in small quantities in processed food, cosmetics, and acne treatments, acetone in large quantities is extremely flammable and can be highly explosive if mixed with oxygen.
Material science company Dow (NYSE:DOW) said on Tuesday that it has reached an agreement for the sale of its Acetone Derivatives business to ALTIVIA Ketones & Additives LLC, an affiliate of ALTIVIA, a chemicals company headquartered in Houston, Texas.
ALTIVIA Ketones & Additives LLC, an affiliate of ALTIVIA Petrochemicals, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dow's Acetone Derivatives Business and associated chemical manufacturing assets at Institute, West Virginia and the Institute Industrial Park.
The facility houses the Acetone Derivatives Business as well as other Dow and DuPont businesses, which receive utility and logistics services to support chemical production activities.
"Our phenol and acetone and upcoming derivative projects are steps toward building India's chemical security with import substitution, said Deepak Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director of Deepak Nitrite and Phenolics.
"Today's petition filing represents the first step in a process to restore fair competition and reflects our commitment to protecting the domestic acetone industry and its employees," says Erin Kane, president and chief executive officer of AdvanSix.
The same bark sample was extracted sequentially with hexane (HPLC, JT Baker[R] Chemical Company, Phillipsburg, New Jersey, USA), then ethyl acetate (HPLC, JT Baker[R] Chemical Company), then acetone (HPLC, JT Baker[R] Chemical Company), then methanol (HPLC, JT Baker[R] Chemical Company), and finally distilled water (conductivity of 2.0 [mu][OMEGA]., pH 5-7, MILAB Distribuidora, Mexico City, Mexico) (Fig.
After polishing and annealing, samples with 20% acetone obtained at temperatures of 30[degrees]C, 10[degrees]C, -2[degrees]C, - 10[degrees]C, and -20[degrees]C were moved to the FTIR sample compartment for the measurement.
Likewise, the acetone extract (5 g) was adsorbed and fractionated over silica gel (180 g) column chromatography to furnish 15 fractions.