from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry The thioketone CH3-CS-CH3


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word thioacetone.


  • Attempts to crack this to thioacetone monomer itself have been made - ah, but that's when people start diving out of windows and vomiting into wastebaskets, so the quality of the data start to deteriorate.

    In the Pipeline 2009

  • "The offensive odors released by cracking trithioacetone to prepare linear poly (thioacetone) are confined and eliminated by working in a large glove box with an alkaline permanganate seal, decontaminating all apparatus with alkaline permanganate, eliminating obnoxious vapors with nitrous fumes generated by a few grams of Cu in HNO3, and destroying all residues by running them into the center of a wood fire in a brazier."

    In the Pipeline 2009


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.