• Weizmann
  • Russian biochemist and statesman Chaim Weizmann discovered the first method of producing synthetic acetone in the early 1900s. (reference.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • organic compound
  • Acetone cyanohydrin (ACH) is an organic compound used in the production of methyl methacrylate, the monomer of the transparent plastic polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), also known as acrylic. (wikipedia.org)
  • ethanol
  • The ABE fermentation produces solvents in a ratio of 3 parts acetone, 6 parts butanol to 1 part ethanol. (wikipedia.org)
  • After World War II, ABE fermentation became generally non-profitable, compared to the production of the same three solvents (acetone, butanol, ethanol) from petroleum. (wikipedia.org)
  • oxidation
  • examination of the explosive decomposition of TATP predicts "formation of acetone and ozone as the main decomposition products and not the intuitively expected oxidation products. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acetone peroxides are unwanted by-products of some oxidation reactions such as those used in phenol syntheses. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acetone peroxides are also the unwanted product of air-induced oxidation of diisopropyl ether. (wikipedia.org)
  • nail
  • Acetone is the active ingredient in many nail polish removers (often highlighted on the label due to its powerful odour). (scmp.com)
  • 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)
  • Nail polish and paint thinner contain acetone. (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)
  • production
  • By 1916, the synthetic production of acetone began on an industrial scale, and over 30,000 tonnes of acetone were produced during the war. (reference.com)
  • In the laboratory, this compound may be prepared by reacting sodium cyanide with acetone, followed by acidification: Considering the high toxicity of acetone cyanohydrin, a safer lab scale production has been developed using microreactor technology. (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)
  • substance
  • Acetone cyanohydrin is classified as an extremely hazardous substance in the US Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. (wikipedia.org)
  • However
  • However, acetone removal by the biofilters with living moss as a principle substrate, reached a maximum of between 1 and 1.6 μmol s-1 m-2 with a loading rate of approximately 2 μmol s-1 m-2. (sae.org)
  • high
  • If a person has diabetes and their breath smells like acetone, this is usually caused by high levels of ketones in the blood. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • When a person with diabetes has breath that smells of acetone, it is because there are high levels of ketones in their blood. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • water
  • An example of a ternary system yielding such a boundary surface is that consisting of phenol, water, and acetone . (dictionary.com)