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acetic aldehyde

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  1. [organic compound] The old name for acetaldehyde.


acetic aldehyde a.k.a. Acetaldehyde is an organic chemical compound with the formula CH₃CHO, sometimes abbreviated by chemists as MeCHO. It is one of the most important aldehydes, occurring widely in nature and being produced on a large scale in industry. Acetaldehyde occurs naturally in coffee, bread, and ripe fruit, and is produced by plants. It is also produced by the partial oxidation of ethanol by the liver enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase and may be a contributing factor to hangovers from alcohol consumption. Pathways of exposure include air, water, land, or groundwater, as well as drink and smoke. Consumption of disulfiram inhibits acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, the enzyme responsible for the metabolism of acetaldehyde, thereby causing it to build up in the body.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

by Muriel Gargaud

Acetic Acid Acetic Acid Synonyms Definition See also Acetic Aldehyde Acetone Synonyms Definition History See also References and Further Reading Acetonitrile Synonyms Definition.

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers (2010)

by Jan W. Gooch

(ethanal, ethyl aldehyde, acetic aldehyde) CH3CHO. Low boiling liquid (21 C). A colorless, flammable liquid made by the hydration of acetylene, the oxidation or dehydrogenation of ethyl ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

acetic aldehyde. acetaldehyde. acetic oxide. acetic anhydride. See anhydride (acetic). acetoacet-p-chloranilide. a white, combustible, crystalline powder, ...

Google previewThe Rosen Comprehensive Dictionary of Chemistry (2007)

by John O. E. Clark, William Hemsley

Alternative names: acetic aldehyde, ethanal. acetaldol Alternative name for aldol. acetamide CH3CONH2 Colorless deliquescent crystalline organic compound, with a "mousy" odor. Alternative name: ethanamide. acetate 1. Salt of acetic acid ...

Google previewWhittington's Dictionary of Plastics, Third Edition (1993)

by James F. Carley

Acetic Aldehyde See ACETALDEHYDE. Acetic Anhydride (CH3CCO20. This pungent liquid may be thought of as the condensation product of two molecules of acetic acid by removal of one molecule of water, though in fact it is made by ...

Google previewDictionary of Parasitology (2005)

by Peter J. Gosling

Also termed: acetic aldehyde; ethanal. acetamide (chemistry) CH3CONH2 Colourless (USA: colorless) deliquescent crystalline organic compound, with a ' mousy' odour (USA: odor). Also termed: ethanamide. acetarsol (pharmacology) An ...

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

Acetic aldehyde 2. Ethyldehyde ethanol, CH3 CHO, a colourless liquid of irritating odor; it is polymerized into paraldehyde in presence of sulphuric acid. It is an intermediate in yeast fermentation of carbohydrate and in alcohol metabolism in ...

Google previewSzycher's Dictionary of Biomaterials and Medical Devices (1992)

by Michael Szycher

Acetic Aldehyde See ACETALDEHYDE. Acetic Ether See ETHYL ACETATE. Acetone CH3COCH3. (dimethyl ketone, 2-propanone). The first member in the ketone homologous series of solvents. Cellulosics, PVC, PVAC, PMMA, PVP, epoxy ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1833)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

oarblnoU acetic aldehyde. MxlK *cla Aldehydes take up nascent hydrogen, reproducing alcohols— R'.COH + H, - R'.CH2OH . The acid sulphites of the alkali metals combine directly with aldehydes, forming crystalline compounds, which, ...

Google previewDictionary of Contact Allergens (2007)

by Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin, Christophe J. Coz

Acetaldehyde Acetic Aldehyde, Ethanal, Ethylic Aldehyde CAS Registry Number [ 75–07–0] Acetaldehyde, as its metabolite, is responsible for many of the effects of ethanol, such as hepatic or neurological toxicity. A case of contact allergy was ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

John Sanseverino UniversityofTennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA • C HEMICAL ABSTRACTSSERVICE R EGISTRY N UMBER : CAS 75070 • S YNONYMS : Acetic aldehyde; Acetylaldehyde; Ethylaldehyde; Ethanal • C HEMICAL/P ...

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