crotonaldehyde

noun cro·ton·aldehyde \¦krōtən+\

Definition of crotonaldehyde

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of crotonaldehyde

International Scientific Vocabulary crotonic + aldehyde


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