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methyl isobutyl ketone

noun, Chemistry.
a colorless, slightly water-soluble, flammable liquid, C 6 H 1 2 O, having a pleasant odor: used as a solvent for nitrocellulose, gums, resins, fats, waxes, and oils.
Also called hexone.
Origin of methyl isobutyl ketone
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for methyl isobutyl ketone

methyl isobutyl ketone

/ˌaɪsəʊˈbjuːtaɪl; -tɪl/
a colourless insoluble liquid ketone used as a solvent for organic compounds, esp nitrocellulose; 4-methylpentan-2-one. Formula: (CH3)2CHCH2COCH3 Also called hexone
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