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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 previewChemical Examination of Alcoholic Liquors - A Manual of the Constituents of the Distilled Spirits and Fermented Liquors of Commerce, and Their Qualitative and Quantitative Determination (2017)

by Albert B. Prescott

Acetic aldehyde is a thin, colorless, transparent liquid of specific gravity 0.800, boiling at about 21°C. (70°F.)—above which temperature it exists in alcohol in the condition of a dissolved gas. It mixes in all proportions with water, alcohol ...

Google previewCommercial Organic Analysis (1885)

A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate Analytical Examination, and Modes of Assaying the Various Organic Chemicals and Products Employed in the Arts, Manufactures, Medicine, Etc., with Concise Methods for the Detection and Determination of Their Impurities, Adulterations, and Products of Decomposition by Alfred Henry Allen

Acetic aldehyde is a mobile, colourless liquid, having a pungent suffocating odour. In pure samples, the disagreeable odour is much less marked than in the crude substance. Its density is •790, and it boils at 22h C. It does not redden litmus, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (1872)

by Henry Watts

acetic aldehyde ( Kekule), as shown by the following equation, in which the eliminated atoms are ...

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 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 previewDictionary of Biomedical Science (2002)

by Peter J. Gosling

Also termed: acetic ALDEHYDE; ETHANAL.

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 Dictionary of Substances and their Effects (DOSE) (2007)

T-Z and Index by S D Gangolli

- T1 acetic acid, trichlorosodium salt S97 acetic acid vinyl ester V26 acetic aldehyde A7 acetic ...

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, ...

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