An organic compound containing a carbonyl group CO bonded to two hydrocarbon groups, made by oxidizing secondary alcohols. The simplest such compound is acetone
Any of three related compounds (acetone, acetoacetic acid, beta-hydroxybutyric acid) produced during the metabolism of fats
The ketone corresponding to Michler's hydrol, made by treating phosgene or carbon tetrachloride with dimethylaniline; 4,4′-bis(dimethylamino)benzophenone, [C6H4N(CH3)2]2CO.
Butanone, CH3CH2COCH3; abbreviated MEK.
A liquid ketone, (CH3)2CHCH2COCH3, which is manufactured by the hydrogenation of mesityl oxide and widely used as a solvent; 4-methylpentan-2-one.