Also called acetaldol. a colorless, syrupy, water-soluble liquid, C4H8O2, formed by the condensation of acetaldehyde: used chiefly in the manufacture of rubber vulcanizers and accelerators, and in perfumery.
any of a class of compounds containing both an alcohol and an aldehyde functional group, formed by a condensation reaction between aldehyde or ketone molecules.
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British Dictionary definitions for aldol
a colourless or yellowish oily liquid, miscible with water, used in the manufacture of rubber accelerators, as an organic solvent, in perfume, and as a hypnotic and sedative. Formula: CH 3 CHOHCH 2 CHO: Systematic name: 3-hydroxybutanal
any organic compound containing the functional group -CHOHCH 2 CHO
(modifier) consisting of, containing, or concerned with the group -CHOHCH 2 CHO: aldol group or radical; aldol reaction
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