acetin


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acetin

[′as·ə·tin]
(organic chemistry)
C3H5(OH)2OOCCH3 A thick, colorless, hygroscopic liquid with a boiling point of 158°C, made by heating glycerol and strong acetic acid; soluble in water and alcohol; used in tanning, as a dye solvent and food additive, and in explosives. Also spelled acetine.
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