diacetone alcohol

noun
variants: or less commonly diacetone \ "+ \

Definition of diacetone alcohol

: a liquid keto alcohol CH3COCH2C(OH)(CH3)2 made usually by alkaline condensation of acetone and used chiefly as a solvent (as in lacquer formulations) and in hydraulic brake fluids

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di- + acetone

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