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  1. A salt or ester containing two acetate groups.
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Historical Examples

  • Extract of belladonna, 1⁄2 dr.; dilute solution of diacetate of lead, 1⁄2 pint.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • 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.