ethyl acetoacetate

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ethyl acetoacetate

[′eth·əl¦as·ə·to¦as·ə‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
CH3COCH2COOC2H5 A colorless liquid, boiling at 181°C; used as a reagent, intermediate, and solvent. Also known as acetoacetic ester; diacetic ether.