aldol definition

  • noun:
    • A thick, colorless to pale yellow liquid, C4H8O2, received from acetaldehyde and used in perfumery so that as a solvent.
    • A similar aldehyde.
    • Any aldehyde or ketone having a hydroxy team within the beta- place
    • A colorless liquid, C4H8O2, obtained by condensation of two molecules of acetaldehyde: CH3CHO + CH3CHO = H3CH(OH)CH2CO; also, any of various derivatives of this. The same reaction has been applied, under the name of aldol condensation, to the production of many compounds.
    • A compound, CH3CHOHCH2CHO, created because of the condensation of acetaldehyde by means of zinc chlorid. The state name's butanalol-3.
    • an oily colorless liquid gotten because of the condensation of two molecules of acetaldehyde; includes an alcohol group (-OH) and an aldehyde group (-CHO)

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