: a volatile pungent liquid aldehyde C2H5CHO made usually by dehydrogenation of propyl alcohol or as a by-product in the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of higher hydrocarbons and used in organic synthesis

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International Scientific Vocabulary propion- + aldehyde

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“Propionaldehyde.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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