a colorless, thick, hygroscopic liquid, C 5 H 10 O 4 : used chiefly in the manufacture of explosives.
Historical Examples

Determine the acetin value of the residue at in terms of glycerol.
Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen

The glycerine may also be determined by the acetin or bichromate methods after driving off the alcohol and ether if so desired.
Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen

An approximation to the quantity can be obtained from the spread between the acetin and bichromate results on such distillates.
Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen

Determine the apparent percentage of glycerol in the sample by the acetin process as described.
Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen

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