acetoacetanilide

noun
ace·​to·​ac·​et·​an·​i·​lide | \ ¦a-sə-(ˌ)tō-ˌa-sə-tˈa-nə-ˌlīd, ə-¦sē-tō-, -sə-ˈta-, -ləd \
plural -s

Definition of acetoacetanilide

: a crystalline compound CH3COCH2CONHC6H5 made by reaction of aniline with acetoacetic ester or with diketene and used as a dye intermediate

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First Known Use of acetoacetanilide

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetoacetanilide

International Scientific Vocabulary acet- + acetanilide

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The first known use of acetoacetanilide was in 1891

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“Acetoacetanilide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetoacetanilide. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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