- a yellow, flammable liquid, C3H4O, having a stifling odor, usually obtained by the decomposition of glycerol: used chiefly in the synthesis of commercial and pharmaceutical products.
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During the oxidation of the fats, the glycerine in them is converted to acrolein or acryl-aldehyde, which also aids the tanning.Principles and Practice of Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing
William E. Austin
Acrolein, a light volatile limpid liquid obtained by the destructive distillation of fats.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Edited by Rev. James Wood
Acrolein is a clear colourless liquid, lighter than water, boiling at about 125 F.
- a colourless or yellowish flammable poisonous pungent liquid used in the manufacture of resins and pharmaceuticals. Formula: CH 2 :CHCHO