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mesitylene

[mi-sit-l-een, mes-i-tl-] /mɪˈsɪt lˌin, ˈmɛs ɪ tl-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, liquid, aromatic hydrocarbon, C 9 H 1 2 , occurring naturally in coal tar and prepared from acetone: used chiefly as a chemical intermediate.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; mesityl (see mesityl oxide) + -ene
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mesitylene

/mɪˈsɪtɪˌliːn; ˈmɛsɪtɪˌliːn/
noun
1.
a colourless liquid that occurs in crude petroleum; 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene. Formula: C6H3(CH3)3
Word Origin
C19: from mesityl, from mesite, from New Latin mesita, from Greek mesitēs mediator + -ene
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