Definition of ethyl acetoacetate
: a colorless liquid ester with pleasant odor important for its tautomerism [keto form CH3COCH2COOC2H5, enol form CH3C(OH)=CHCOOC2H5] and for the numerous condensations it can undergo
— called also acetoacetic ester
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