mesityl

noun
mes·​i·​tyl
plural -s

Definition of mesityl

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

Greek mesitēs mediator + English -yl

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“Mesityl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesityl. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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