plural -s
: a mobile fragrant liquid diketone (CH3COCH2)2 obtained by hydrolysis of 2,5-dimethyl-furan and in other ways; 2,5-hexane-dione

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary acetonyl + acetone

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acetonylacetone was in 1884

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“Acetonylacetone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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