protocatechualdehyde

noun
pro·​to·​catechualdehyde
variants: or protocatechuic aldehyde \ "+¦katə¦chüik , -​¦shüik , -​¦kyüik-​ \

Definition of protocatechualdehyde

: a crystalline compound C6H3(OH)2CHO which is synthetically prepared and the monomethyl ether of which is vanillin; 3,4-dihydroxy-benzaldehyde

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History and Etymology for protocatechualdehyde

protocatechualdehyde International Scientific Vocabulary protocatechuic acid + aldehyde

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“Protocatechualdehyde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protocatechualdehyde. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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