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Definition of the noun aldol

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noun - plural: aldols

  1. an oily colorless liquid obtained by the condensation of two molecules of acetaldehyde; contains an alcohol group (-OH) and an aldehyde group (-CHO)

Alternative definition of the noun aldol


  1. [organic chemistry] Any aldehyde or ketone having a hydroxy group in the beta- position


Aldol: An aldol or aldol adduct is a beta-hydroxy ketone or aldehyde, and is the product of aldol addition.

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Google previewScience on the Web (2013)

A Connoisseur’s Guide to Over 500 of the Best, Most Useful, and Most Fun Science Websites by Edward J. Jr. Renehan

The boronmediated aldol is a useful reaction in organic synthesis, ...

Google previewComprehensive Organic Synthesis (2014)

9c The kinetic stereoselectivity of the aldol is a function of the enolate stereochemistry and its structure. One often ...

Google previewSynthetic Approaches in Organic Chemistry (1996)

by Raj K. Bansal

2CH3CHO > CH3CHCH2CHO OH An aldol (50%) The reaction may also be catalyzed by acids or phase transfer catalysts (PTC). The product, /3- hydroxyaldehyde called an aldol is a bifunctional molecule and may undergo further reaction ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Named Processes in Chemical Technology, Fourth Edition (2014)

by Alan E. Comyns

Aldol Also called the four-step process. A process for converting acetylene to synthetic rubber, used on a large scale in Germany during World War II. A four- step synthesis converted the acetylene to butadiene, which was then polymerized by ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Chemistry (2012)

by Editorial Board

Aldol reaction ¥ Alkenes Alkoxide ion ¥ Alum Aluminium ¥ Amino group Ammonia ¥. is an hydrogen atom or hydrocarbyl group (e.g., CH3, C2H5, etc.). These are products of hydrocarbon oxidation. The simplest aldehydes are formaldehyde ...

Google previewDictionary of Biomedical Science (2002)

by Peter J. Gosling

ALBUMOSE ALDOL It is usually a sign of KIDNEY disease, but also sometimes of HEART failure. albumose (biochemistry) An INTERMEDIATE PRODUCT in the DIGESTION of PROTEIN. alcian blue stain (histology) Histological staining ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Organic Chemistry (2009)

by John Daintith

aldol A compound that contains both an aldehyde group (–CHO) and an alcohol group ...

Google previewOxford English Dictionary Additions Series (1997)

by John A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner

aldol, n. Add: 2. Special Comb. aldol condensation, reaction, a condensation reaction between two carbonyl molecules to yield a single ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Health (2015)

This is the key reaction because it initiates subsequent reactions (dicarboxylic cleaving, retro-aldol reaction, aldol condensation, and radical reaction) that give rise to aliphatic sugar degradation products, which react further to produce oxygen ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

ALDOL CONDENSATION. A reaction between aldehydes or aldehydes and ketones which occurs without the elimination of any secondary product, and yields 8-hydroxycarbonyl compounds.

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Video shows what aldol means. Any aldehyde or ketone having a hydroxy group in the beta- position. Aldol Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...

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