Also called diethylacetal. a colorless, volatile, sparingly water-soluble liquid, C 6 H 14 O 2 , having a nutlike aftertaste, obtained from acetaldehyde and ethyl alcohol: used chiefly as a solvent and in the manufacture of perfumes.
any of a class of compounds of aldehydes with alcohols.
1,1-diethoxyethane; a colourless volatile liquid used as a solvent and in perfumes. Formula: CH3CH(OC2H5)2
any organic compound containing the group -CH(OR1)OR2, where R1 and R2 are other organic groups
acetal ac·e·tal (ās’ĭ-tāl’)
A colorless, flammable, volatile liquid used as a solvent.
Any of the compounds formed from aldehydes combined with alcohol.
a volatile, colorless, water-soluble liquid, C 2 H 4 O, having a pungent, fruitlike odor: used chiefly in the silvering of mirrors and in organic synthesis. Historical Examples The decomposition of pyruvic acid into acetaldehyde and carbon dioxide has already been fully discussed (Chapter VI). Alcoholic Fermentation Arthur Harden Starting in the one case with […]
a white, water-soluble, crystalline solid, C 2 H 5 NO, the of acetic acid: used chiefly in organic synthesis. noun a white or colourless soluble deliquescent crystalline compound, used in the manufacture of organic chemicals. Formula: CH3CONH2 acetamide (ə-sět’ə-mīd’, ās’ĭt-ām’īd’) The crystalline amide of acetic acid, used as a solvent and wetting agent and in […]
a crystalline substance, C 8 H 9 NO 2 , used as a headache and pain reliever and to reduce fever. Contemporary Examples Now that a Danish study has associated maternal use of acetaminophen with ADHD, mothers are likely to panic. Could Tylenol Cause ADHD? Kent Sepkowitz February 24, 2014 n. U.S. name for “para-acetylaminophenol,” […]