5,5-dimethyl-1,3-cyclohexanedione

5,5-dimethyl-1,3-cyclohexanedione

[¦fīv ¦fīv ‚dī¦meth·əl ¦wən ¦thrē ‚sī·klō¦hek‚sān ′dī‚ōn]
(organic chemistry)
C8H12O2 Crystals that decompose at 148-150°C; soluble in water and inorganic solvents such as methanol and ethanol; used as a reagent for the identification of aldehydes. Also known as dimedone.
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10] used proline in water as a catalyst; a solution of benzaldehyde, malonitrile, 5,5-dimethyl-1,3-cyclohexanedione and proline in water was stirred at room temperature for 30 minutes.