mesitylene

mesitylene

[mi-sit-l-een, mes-i-tl-]
noun Chemistry.
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:
1830–40; mesityl (see mesityl oxide) + -ene

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

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