acetone number


Definition of acetone number

: the number of grams of acetone that must be added to 100 grams of a thermally treated drying oil in order to cause separation of the acetone-insoluble polymerized phase

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Acetone number.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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