acetylacetonate

noun

ace·​tyl·​ac·​e·​ton·​ate
ə-ˈsē-tᵊl-ˈa-sə(ˌ)-tō-ˌnāt,
ˈa-sə-tᵊl-,
ˈa-sə-ˌtēl-;
-sə-tə-
plural -s
: a metallic derivative of the enol form of acetylacetone

Word History

Etymology

acetylacetone + -ate

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acetylacetonate was in 1887

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“Acetylacetonate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetylacetonate. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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