crotonaldehyde

crotonaldehyde

[kroht-n-al-duh-hahyd]
noun Chemistry.
a whitish liquid with pungent and suffocating odor, C 4 H 6 O, soluble in water, used as a solvent, in tear gas, and in organic synthesis.
Also called betamethyl acrolein, crotonic aldehyde.


Origin:
croton(ic) (see crotonic acid) + aldehyde

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To crotonaldehyde
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: crotona
Next Definition: crotonbug
Words Near: crotonaldehyde
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for crotonaldehyde
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing crotonaldehyde
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Related Searches
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature