Definition of Acetin

1. Noun. Any of three liquid acetates that are formed when acetic acid and glycerin are heated together.

Generic synonyms: Acetate, Ethanoate



Definition of Acetin

1. n. A combination of acetic acid with glycerin.

Definition of Acetin

1. Noun. (organic compound) the triglyceride of acetic acid ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acetin

1. a chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Acetin

1. A thick, colourless, water-attracting liquid which is used as a food additive and dye solvent and in explosives manufacture and leather tanning. It is created by heating and then distilling a mixture of acetic acid and glycerol. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acetin

acetic phosphoric anhydride
acetic solution
aceticoceptor
acetification
acetifications
acetified
acetifier
acetifiers
acetifies
acetify
acetifying
acetilenic
acetimeter
acetimeters
acetimetry
acetin (current term)
acetins
acetize
acetized
acetizes
acetizing
aceto-
aceto-orcein stain
acetoacetate
acetoacetates
acetoacetic
acetoacetic acid
acetoacetyl
acetoacetyl-CoA
acetoacetyl-CoA reductase

Literary usage of Acetin

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1. The Chemical Trade Journal (1890)
"... has experimented with the so-called acetin method of Benedikt and Cantor, and has shown that it gives veiy concordant and accurate results. ..."

2. Wood Products: Distillates and Extracts by Paul Dumesny, J. Noyer (1908)
"Finally, acetate of soda is used in certain dye baths with acetin. ... When steamed, the acetin facilitates the oxidation of the dyes. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"15 cc of normal caustic soda are added to 10 cc of the acetin solution, ... acetin is to be preferred to ethyl and methyl tartaric acids as a solvent, ..."

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