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[dahy-uh-seet-l, -set-l, dahy-as-i-tl]
noun Chemistry.
  1. biacetyl.
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Origin of diacetyl

First recorded in 1870–75; di-1 + acetyl
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Historical Examples

  • The diacetyl and dibenzylidene compounds were also prepared from these diamino derivatives.

    Synthesis of 2-methyl-4-selenoquinazolone, 2-phenylbenzoselenazole, and its derivatives

    Y-Gwan Chen