acetic anhydride
noun Date: 1866 a colorless liquid C4H6O3 with a pungent odor used in organic synthesis (as of cellulose acetate and aspirin)

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  • acetic anhydride — n a colorless liquid (CH3CO)2O with a pungent odor and lacrimatory and vesicant action that is used esp. in making acetyl derivatives (as aspirin) * * * a colorless mobile liquid of a pungent acetic odor, the anhydride of acetic acid …   Medical dictionary

  • acetic anhydride — n. a combustible, colorless liquid, (CH3CO) 2O, that decomposes in water to form acetic acid: used in plastics and organic synthesis …   English World dictionary

  • Acetic anhydride — Chembox new Name = Acetic anhydride ImageFile = Acetic anhydride 2D skeletal.png ImageName = Acetic anhydride ImageFile1 = Acetic anhydride 3D vdW.png ImageName1 = Acetic anhydride IUPACName = Ethanoyl ethanoate OtherNames = Acetic anhydride… …   Wikipedia

  • acetic anhydride — acetanhidridas statusas T sritis chemija formulė (CH₃CO)₂O atitikmenys: angl. acetic anhydride rus. ацетангидрид; уксусный ангидрид ryšiai: sinonimas – acto rūgšties anhidridas sinonimas – etano rūgšties anhidridas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • acetic anhydride — Chem. a colorless, pungent liquid, C4H6O3, the anhydride of acetic acid: used chiefly as a reagent and in the production of plastics, film, and fabrics derived from cellulose. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • acetic anhydride — ace′tic anhy′dride n. chem. a colorless, pungent liquid, C4H6O3, the anhydride of acetic acid: used chiefly as a reagent and in the production of plastics, film, and fabrics derived from cellulose • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • acetic anhydride — /əˌsitɪk ænˈhaɪdraɪd/ (say uh.seetik an huydruyd), /əˈsɛtɪk/ (say uh setik) noun a colourless, pungent fluid, (CH3CO)20, the anhydride of acetic acid, used as a reagent and in the production of plastics, film, and fabrics derived from cellulose …   Australian English dictionary

  • acetic anhydride — noun a compound that is needed in order to refine opium into heroin • Hypernyms: ↑anhydride …   Useful english dictionary

  • acetic anhydride — noun A chemical compound with the formula (CHCO)O, consisting of two acetyl groups bound to an oxygen. Syn: A2O …   Wiktionary

  • Acetic acid — Acetic redirects here. It is not to be confused with Ascetic. Acetic acid …   Wikipedia

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