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acetone (ăs´Ĭtōn), dimethyl ketone (dīmĕth´əl kē´tōn), or 2-propanone (prō´pənōn), CH3COCH3, colorless, flammable liquid. Acetone melts at -94.8°C and boils at 56.2°C. It is the simplest aliphatic ketone. Acetone is widely used in industry as a solvent for numerous organic substances and is a component of most paint and varnish removers. It is used in the manufacture of synthetic resins and fillers, smokeless powders (e.g., cordite), and numerous other organic compounds. Acetone is produced commercially chiefly by catalytic dehydrogenation of isopropanol.

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acetone One of the ketone bodies formed in the body in fasting. It is a metabolically useless side‐product of fat metabolism, but detection of acetone in blood, urine, or breath may be clinically useful in cases of diabetes, as a means of detecting ketosis. Also used as a solvent, e.g. in varnishes and lacquer. Chemically dimethyl ketone or propan‐2‐one.

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ac·e·tone / ˈasiˌtōn/ • n. Chem. a colorless volatile liquid ketone,CH3COCH3, made by oxidizing isopropanol, used as an organic solvent and sythentic reagent.

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acetone (ass-i-tohn) n. an organic compound that is produced by the liver in such conditions as starvation. Acetone is of great value as a solvent. Formula: CH3COCH3. a. body see ketone.

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acetone See ketone; ketone body.

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acetone See propanone

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