crotonaldehyde

[ kroht-n-al-duh-hahyd ]
/ ˌkroʊt nˈæl dəˌhaɪd /

noun Chemistry.

a whitish liquid with pungent and suffocating odor, C4H6O, soluble in water, used as a solvent, in tear gas, and in organic synthesis.

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Also called betamethyl acrolein, crotonic aldehyde.

Origin of crotonaldehyde

croton(ic) (see crotonic acid) + aldehyde

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