- A salt or ester containing two acetate groups.
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Examples from the Web for diacetate
Extract of belladonna, 1⁄2 dr.; dilute solution of diacetate of lead, 1⁄2 pint.
From a solution of chromate of potash and diacetate of lead, as chrome yellow.
From solution of diacetate of lead, 16 drops; distilled water, 1⁄2 pint; mix.
The derivative is approximately a diacetate, and on the assumption of a simple ester reaction the yield should be 127 p.ct.Researches on Cellulose
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