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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“Crotonaldehyde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crotonaldehyde. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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