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acetic anhydride

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, pungent liquid, C 4 H 6 O 3 , the anhydride of acetic acid: used chiefly as a reagent and in the production of plastics, film, and fabrics derived from cellulose.


acetic anhydride

noun

  1. a colourless pungent liquid used in the manufacture of cellulose and vinyl acetates for synthetic fabrics. Formula: (CH 3 CO) 2 O


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Word History and Origins

Origin of acetic anhydride1

First recorded in 1875–80
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Example Sentences

Jute reacts with nitric acid in presence of sulphuric acid to form nitrates; and with acetic anhydride to form low acetates.

When treated under pressure with three times its weight of acetic anhydride at 130-140° it dissolves perfectly.

Linalyl acetate, or artificial bergamot oil, is the ester formed when linalol is treated with acetic anhydride.

It may be synthesized from resorcin and malic anhydride or from β resorcyl aldehyde, acetic anhydride and sodium acetate.

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