• Cordite
  • Ca(CH3COO)2 → CaO(s) + CO2(g) + (CH3)2CO (v) After that time, during World War I, acetone was produced using acetone-butanol-ethanol fermentation with Clostridium acetobutylicum bacteria, which was developed by Chaim Weizmann (later the first president of Israel) in order to help the British war effort, in the preparation of Cordite. (wikipedia.org)
  • Act 1: Balfour is appalled by the cost of the war, especially the need for acetone to make cordite. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was developed by the chemist Chaim Weizmann and was the primary process used to make acetone during World War I, such as to produce cordite, a substance essential for the British war industry. (wikipedia.org)
  • On the Allied side the Russian chemist Chaim Weizmann used starch to eliminate Britain's shortage of acetone, a key raw material for cordite, by fermenting maize to acetone. (wikipedia.org)
  • Weizmann
  • Russian biochemist and statesman Chaim Weizmann discovered the first method of producing synthetic acetone in the early 1900s. (reference.com)
  • During World War I, Chaim Weizmann developed the process for industrial production of acetone (Weizmann Process). (wikipedia.org)
  • Arthur and the Acetone (1936) is a satirical playlet by George Bernard Shaw which dramatises an imaginary conversation between the Zionist Chaim Weizmann and the British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, which Shaw presents as the "true" story of how the Balfour Declaration came into being. (wikipedia.org)
  • Shaw says that the declaration was extracted by Weizmann for his contribution to the war effort, in particular his help as a chemist in finding new ways to manufacture acetone cheaply. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1997
  • Acetone (EP) (1993) (Vernon Yard Records) Cindy (1993) (Vernon Yard Records) I Guess I Would (1995) (Virgin Records) If You Only Knew (1996) (Vernon Yard) Acetone (1997) (Vapor Records) York Blvd. (2000) (Vapor Records) Mark Lightcap - guitar Richie Lee - bass guitar Steve Hadley - drums Acetone. (wikipedia.org)
  • compounds
  • By using the depression of freezing points to determine the molecular weights of the compounds, they also determined that the form of acetone peroxide that they had prepared via potassium persulfate was a dimer, whereas the acetone peroxide that had been prepared via hydrochloric acid was a trimer, like Wolffenstein's compound. (wikipedia.org)
  • As with all deutrated compounds, the properties of deuterated acetone are virtually identical to those of regular acetone. (wikipedia.org)
  • ketosis
  • Both ketosis and DKA can cause breath to smell like acetone, but the smell is likely to be less noticeable with ketosis. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Certain dietary patterns, including prolonged fasting and high-fat low-carbohydrate dieting, can produce ketosis, in which acetone is formed in body tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • nail
  • Many nail polish manufacturers now use non-acetone removers due to potential skin-related concerns (dermatitis, eczema) with acetone. (scmp.com)
  • If a person's breath smells like acetone or nail polish remover, it could indicate health conditions, including diabetes . (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Acetone is the same substance that is used in nail varnish remover and is distinguished by its fruity smell. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • reaction
  • In enzymology, an acetone carboxylase (EC 6.4.1.6) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction acetone + CO2 + ATP + 2 H2O ⇌ {\displaystyle \rightleftharpoons } acetoacetate + AMP + 2 phosphate The 4 substrates of this enzyme are acetone, CO2, ATP, and H2O, whereas its 3 products are acetoacetate, AMP, and phosphate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Deuterated acetone is prepared from heavy water, D2O, by what amounts to an aldol reaction. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this case, the base used is a deuterated version of lithium hydroxide: In order to fully deuterate the acetone, the process is repeated several times, distilling off the acetone from the heavy water , and re-running the reaction in a fresh batch of heavy water. (wikipedia.org)
  • chemical compound
  • The molecules that make up the acetone peroxide are said to be unstable, making the chemical compound unpredictable and sensitive to some factors such as electricity, heat, and ultraviolet (UV) light. (wisegeek.com)
  • Acetone thiosemicarbazone is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C4H9N3S. (wikipedia.org)
  • indicate
  • If a person's breath smells strongly of acetone or very fruity, this can indicate DKA. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Although some biochemistry textbooks and current research publications indicate that acetone cannot be metabolized, there is evidence to the contrary, some dating back thirty years. (wikipedia.org)
  • potassium
  • Baeyer and Villiger prepared the dimer by combining potassium persulfate in diethyl ether with acetone, under cooling. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alternatively, a simplified procedure involves the action of sodium or potassium cyanide on the sodium bisulfite adduct of acetone prepared in situ. (wikipedia.org)
  • make
  • There are a few methods to make acetone peroxide less dangerous and less likely to explode, such as keeping it in a liquid state and at a low temperature, ideally less than 50°F (about 10°C). Storing the compound in an airtight container is also a must, as evaporated peroxide in the air is very flammable. (wisegeek.com)
  • form
  • Acetone peroxide takes the form of a white crystalline powder with a distinctive bleach -like odor (when impure) and can explode if subjected to heat, friction, static electricity, strong UV radiation or shock . (wikipedia.org)