mesityl oxide

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mes·i·tyl oxide

A colorless oily liquid ketone, C6H10O, having a honey-like odor, obtained from acetones and used as a solvent and in lacquers, paints, and varnishes.

[Greek mesītēs, mediator (from its use as an intermediate in organic synthesis) (from mesos, middle; see meso-) + -yl.]
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This activity of the essential oil could be assigned to the presence of cyclohepta-1,3,5,-triene, 2H-1,4-pyridoxazin-3(4H)- one, L-carvenol, p-cymene, a-terpineol, b-sitosterol, tyranton, mesityl oxide, -terpinene and b-linalool [31, 32].
the aldol condensation of acetone to diacetone alcohol which undergoes subsequent dehydration to mesityl oxide, and