crotonaldehyde

noun
cro·​ton·​aldehyde | \¦krōtᵊn+\

Definition of crotonaldehyde 

: a pungent liquid aldehyde CH3CH=CHCHO obtained by dehydration of aldol and used chiefly as an intermediate in organic synthesis and as a warning agent in fuel gases; β-methyl-acrolein

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History and Etymology for crotonaldehyde

International Scientific Vocabulary crotonic + aldehyde

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