/əˈkroʊ li ɪn/
a yellow, flammable liquid, C
O, having a stifling odor, usually obtained by the decomposition of glycerol: used chiefly in the synthesis of commercial and pharmaceutical products.
) sharp +
) to smell +
a colourless or yellowish flammable poisonous pungent liquid used in the manufacture of resins and pharmaceuticals. Formula: CH
[C19: from Latin
to smell +
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Cigarette smoke and automobile exhaust contain acrolein.
Acrolein causes burning of the nose and throat and can damage the lungs.
Acrolein has low water solubility compared to formaldehyde and purges out of a deionized water impinger.
There are no adequate human studies of the carcinogenic potential of acrolein.
Collectively, experimental studies provide inadequate evidence that acrolein causes cancer in laboratory animals.
The reactivity and toxicity of acrolein is seen at the principal sites of exposure, the gastrointestinal and pulmonary tracts.