A thick, colorless, water-attracting liquid which is used as a food additive and dye solvent and in explosives manufacture and leather tanning. It is created by heating and then distilling a mixture of acetic acid and glycerol. Also called monoacetin.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Ac"e*tin (#), n. Chem.

A combination of acetic acid with glycerin.

Brande & C.


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