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ac·e·tin

n :  any of three liquid acetates formed when glycerol and acetic acid are heated together  a  :  one C3H5(OH)2C2H3O2 containing only one acetate group that is used chiefly in the manufacture of explosives - called also monoacetin   b  :  one C3H5(OH)(C2H3O2)2 containing two acetate groups that is used chiefly as a plasticizer and solvent - called also diacetin   c  :  one C3H5(C2H3O2)3 containing three acetate groups that is used chiefly as a plasticizer and solvent and as a fixative in perfumes - called also triacetin  .
 
   
 
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