variants or oenanthaldehyde
: a pungent oily compound CH3(CH2)5CHO obtained by pyrolysis of castor oil and used especially in making artificial cognac

called also heptaldehyde, heptanal

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary enanth-, oenanth- (as in enanthic acid) + aldehyde

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“Enanthaldehyde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enanthaldehyde. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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