phenylacetaldehyde

[ fen-l-as-i-tal-duh-hahyd, feen- ]
/ ˈfɛn lˌæs ɪˈtæl dəˌhaɪd, ˈfin- /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, oily, water-insoluble liquid, C3H14O, having a hyacinthlike odor: used chiefly in perfumery.

Nearby words

  1. phenyl,
  2. phenyl acetate,
  3. phenyl group,
  4. phenyl isocyanate,
  5. phenyl valerate,
  6. phenylacetic acid,
  7. phenylaceturic acid,
  8. phenylalaninase,
  9. phenylalanine,
  10. phenylalanine 4-monooxygenase

Also phen·yl·a·ce·tic·al·dehyde [fen-l-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, feen-, fen-, feen-] /ˈfɛn l əˈsi tɪk, -ˈsɛt ɪk, ˈfin-, ˌfɛn-, ˌfin-/.

Origin of phenylacetaldehyde


Also called hyacinthin.

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