Mesitylene meaning

mə-sĭt'l-ēn'
An aromatic hydrocarbon, C9 H12 , occurring in petroleum and coal tar or synthesized from acetone and used as a solvent and synthetic intermediate.
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A colorless, aromatic hydrocarbon, C6H3(CH3)3, found in coal tar or made by distillation of a mixture of sulfuric acid and acetone.
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(organic chemistry) The aromatic hydrocarbon 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene that is present in coal tar and crude oil; it has some use as a solvent.
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Origin of mesitylene

  • mesityl (oxide) –ene
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition