hexanal

noun

hex·​a·​nal
ˈheksəˌnal
plural -s
: a volatile liquid aldehyde CH3(CH2)4CHO of irritating odor obtained from several volatile oils (as eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil)

called also caproaldehyde

Word History

Etymology

hexane + -al

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“Hexanal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexanal. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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