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anisic aldehyde

noun, Chemistry


[an-uh-sal-duh-hahyd] /ˌæn əˈsæl dəˌhaɪd/
noun, Chemistry
a colorless, oily, aromatic liquid, the para form of C 8 H 8 O 2 , having a vanillalike odor: used chiefly in the manufacture of cosmetics and perfume, and as an intermediate in organic synthesis.
Also called anisic aldehyde.
Origin of anisaldehyde Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Treating the odorless solid with methyl alcohol we get audepine (or anisic aldehyde) which is the perfume of hawthorn blossoms.

    Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson

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