variants or dimedone
plural -s
: a crystalline diketone C8H12O2 made by reaction of mesityl oxide and ethyl malonate and used in the analysis of aldehydes with which it forms insoluble derivatives; 5,5-dimethyl-1,3-cyclohexane-dione

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary dime- (from dimethyl) + d- (from dihydr-) + -one

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“Dimedon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimedon. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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