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acetophenone

[uh-see-toh-fuh-nohn, as-i-toh-] /əˌsi toʊ fəˈnoʊn, ˌæs ɪ toʊ-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless liquid, C 8 H 8 O, having a sweet odor: used chiefly as a scent in the manufacture of perfume.
Also called acetylbenzene, hypnone, phenyl methyl ketone.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; aceto- + phen- + -one
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an organic compound used as an ingredient in perfumes and as a chemical intermediate in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, resins, flavouring agents, and a form of tear gas. It also has been used as a drug to induce sleep.

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