mesityl

noun mes·i·tyl

Definition of mesityl

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a hypothetical radical C3H5 of which mesityl oxide was once regarded as the oxide and acetone as the hydroxide

  2. 2 :  either of two univalent radicals C9H11 derived from mesitylene by removal of one hydrogen atom: a :  the substituted phenyl radical (CH3)3C6H2 b :  the substituted benzyl radical (CH3)2C6H3CH2−; 3,5-dimethyl-benzyl —called also alpha-mesityl

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Origin and Etymology of mesityl

Greek mesitēs mediator + English -yl


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