Definition of Dimethyl ketone

1. Noun. The simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics.

Exact synonyms: Acetone, Propanone
Generic synonyms: Ketone, Dissolvent, Dissolver, Dissolving Agent, Resolvent, Solvent
Derivative terms: Acetonic

Medical Definition of Dimethyl ketone

1. A colourless, flammable liquid which is used as a solvent (it is most familiar as the solvent in nail polish remover). The simplest ketone, it mixes with water, ethyl alcohol, and most oils. It melts at -95.4 deg C. And boils at 56.2 deg C. It is naturally found in very tiny quantities in the body fluids and tissues of healthy people and in somewhat larger amounts in people suffering from diabetes or starvation. (11 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dimethyl Ketone

dimethyl-1-carbomethoxy-1-propen-2-yl phosphosphate
dimethyl adipimidate
dimethyl carbonate
dimethyl d-tubocurarine
dimethyl dicarbonate
dimethyl disulfane
dimethyl ether
dimethyl iminodiacetic acid
dimethyl ketone (current term)
dimethyl phthalate
dimethyl suberimidate
dimethyl sulfate
dimethyl sulfide
dimethyl sulfoxide
dimethyl sulfoxide reductase
dimethyl sulphoxide
dimethyl tubocurarine chloride
dimethyl tubocurarine iodide
dimethylallyl diphosphate-umbelliferone 6-dimethyltransferase
dimethylallyl diphosphate umbelliferone 7-O-dimethyltransferase
dimethylallylpyrophosphate-trihydroxypterocarpan dimethylallyl transferase

Literary usage of Dimethyl ketone

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1. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"Friedel * then obtained a substance having the composition of propyl alcohol by the action of sodium amalgam and water on acetone or dimethyl ketone (CHj^CO ..."

2. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"ACETONE (DIMETHYL-KETONE) Acetone, USP, CHj-CO-CH.,, is used as a solvent for fats, resins, rubber, etc.; and for the preparation of oleoresins. ..."

3. Fownes' Manual of Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1878)
"dimethyl ketone.—Acetone, CO(CH,),.—Thie compound is formed: 1. liy the dry distillation of acetates.—2. ..."

4. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1880)
"Ketones, and especially dimethyl ketone or acetone, are often obtained as products of ... dimethyl ketone. Dimethyl carbinol. 2(CH3)2.CO + HH = (CH8)2C(OH). ..."

5. A Manuel of the Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds: Or, Organic Chemistry by Carl Schorlemmer (1874)
"OH - IT, dimethyl ketone. CH, . I*, CH. CH, The ketones contain two alcohol radicals combined with carbonyl; they may be obtained by different other ..."

6. Watts' Manual of Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical (based on Fownes' Manual). by Henry Watts, George Fownes, William Augustus Tilden (1886)
"These bodies contain the group CO associated with two mono- hydric alcohol-radicles, which may either be the same or different, eg, dimethyl ketone or ..."

7. Text-book of medical and pharmaceutical chemistry by Elias Hudson Bartley (1909)
"... or Dimethyl-ketone. Dimethyl-carbine]. A tertiary alcohol, when oxidized, is either broken up into two or more acids, or it may form a ketone having one ..."

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