Definition of Acetic anhydride

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Generic synonyms: Anhydride

Definition of Acetic anhydride

1. Noun. A chemical compound with the formula (CH3CO)2O, consisting of two acetyl groups bound to an oxygen. ¹

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Medical Definition of Acetic anhydride

1. Anhydrides of acetic acid. Used extensively as acetylation, oxidation and dehydrating agents and in the modification of proteins and enzymes. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acetic Anhydride

acetate disk
acetate kinase
acetate rayon
acetate replacement factor
acetate thiokinase
acetic acid
acetic alcohol
acetic aldehyde
acetic amide
acetic anhydride (current term)
acetic fermentation
acetic phosphoric anhydride
acetic solution

Literary usage of Acetic anhydride

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"Secondly, ammonium thiocyanate does not undergo a rearrangement to thiourea when warmed with acetic anhydride and, thirdly, if thiourea was actually formed ..."

2. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"acetic anhydride is not immediately hydrolysed on shaking with cold water, ... According to Orton and Jones (Ie), 100 grams of pure acetic anhydride ..."

3. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for ...edited by Peter M. Eller edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"Pipet 10 mL acetic anhydride* into a 100-mL volumetric flask. ... SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: acetic anhydride is readily combustible (flash point = 54 °C) and ..."

4. Studies on Solution in Its Relation to Light Absorption, Conductivity by Paul Bell Davis, Harry Clary Jones (1918)
"HYDROLYSIS OF acetic anhydride. The hydrolysis of acetic anhydride has been ... The term "hydrolysis of acetic anhydride" is used here in preference to the ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1880)
"If, however, acetic anhydride be added to the sodium derivative of salicylic ... It combines with the acid sulphites; when heated with acetic anhydride at ..."

6. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"The acetic anhydride enters into combination with the acetate of potassium ... On heating the residue after this action has ceased, acetic anhydride distils ..."

7. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1905)
"Action of an Aqueous Solution of Hydrogen Peroxide upon acetic anhydride ... 0-05 grm. of acetic anhydride was added, together with a solution of acetic ..."

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