Definition of acetylacetone in English:

acetylacetone

noun

Chemistry
  • A pale yellow liquid diketone which readily forms coordination complexes with metals and is used as a solvent and as a reagent in organic and organometallic synthesis.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Chemical News. From acetyl + acetone.

Pronunciation:

acetylacetone

/ˌasɪtɪlˈasɪtəʊn//ˌasɪtʌɪlˈasɪtəʊn/