Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Acetal

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_94

\a-sə-tal\ n [G Azetal, fr. azet-, acet- + Alkohol] (1853) CH3CH(OC2H5)2. (1) A colorless, flammable liquid used in cosmetics and as a solvent. (2) Any of a class of compounds formed from aldehydes combined with alcohol. (3) A group of materials including polyoxymethylene (DelrinR). Open image in new window

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA