acetone number

noun

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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First Known Use of acetone number

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Acetone number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetone%20number. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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