noun ac·e·ton·yl·ac·e·tone \ˈa-sə-(ˌ)tō-ˌnil-ˈa-sə-ˌtōn, ə-ˈse-tə-\

Definition of acetonylacetone



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

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Origin and Etymology of acetonylacetone

International Scientific Vocabulary acetonyl + acetone

First Known Use: 1884

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