ethyl aldehyde
Aldehyde Al"de*hyde ([a^]l"d[-e]*h[imac]d), n. [Abbrev. fr. alcohol dehydrogenatum, alcohol deprived of its hydrogen.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless, mobile, and very volatile liquid obtained from alcohol by certain processes of oxidation. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) Any compound having the group {-CHO}. Methyl aldehyde, the simplest aldehyde, is more commonly called formaldehyde, {H-CHO}, and acetic aldehyde is now more commonly called {acetaldehyde}. The higher aldehydes may be solids. A {reducing sugar} typically contains the aldehyde group. [PJC]

Note: The aldehydes are intermediate between the alcohols and acids, and differ from the alcohols in having two less hydrogen atoms in the molecule, as common aldehyde (called also {acetaldehyde}, {acetic aldehyde} or {ethyl aldehyde}), {C2H4O}; methyl aldehyde (called also {formaldehyde}), {CH2O}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Aldehyde ammonia} (Chem.), a compound formed by the union of aldehyde with ammonia. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Ethyl aldehyde — Ethyl Eth yl, n. [Ether + yl.] (Chem.) A monatomic, hydrocarbon radical, {C2H5} of the paraffin series, forming the essential radical of ethane, and of common alcohol and ether. [1913 Webster] {Ethyl aldehyde}. (Chem.) See {Aldehyde}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Éthyl aldéhyde — Éthanal Éthanal Formule semi développée de l éthanal Général Nom IUPAC éthanal …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Aldehyde — Al de*hyde ([a^]l d[ e]*h[imac]d), n. [Abbrev. fr. alcohol dehydrogenatum, alcohol deprived of its hydrogen.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless, mobile, and very volatile liquid obtained from alcohol by certain processes of oxidation. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aldehyde ammonia — Aldehyde Al de*hyde ([a^]l d[ e]*h[imac]d), n. [Abbrev. fr. alcohol dehydrogenatum, alcohol deprived of its hydrogen.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless, mobile, and very volatile liquid obtained from alcohol by certain processes of oxidation. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ethyl — Eth yl, n. [Ether + yl.] (Chem.) A monatomic, hydrocarbon radical, {C2H5} of the paraffin series, forming the essential radical of ethane, and of common alcohol and ether. [1913 Webster] {Ethyl aldehyde}. (Chem.) See {Aldehyde}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aldéhyde acétique — Éthanal Éthanal Formule semi développée de l éthanal Général Nom IUPAC éthanal …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ethyl vanillin — n a white crystalline aldehyde C9H10O3 that has a more intense odor and flavor than vanillin and is used as a flavoring agent * * * [NF] a synthetic compound closely related to vanillin, having a more intense vanilla odor and taste but a slightly …   Medical dictionary

  • Ethyl methylphenylglycidate — Chembox new Name = Ethyl methylphenylglycidate ImageFile = strawberry aldehyde.png ImageName = IUPACName = Ethyl 3 methyl 3 phenyl oxirane 2 carboxylate OtherNames = Ethyl methylphenylglycidate Strawberry aldehyde Aldehyde C 16 Section1 = Chembox …   Wikipedia

  • ethyl vanillin — noun : a white crystalline aldehyde C2H5O(OH)C6H3CHO that is the ethyl analogue of vanillin, has a more intense odor and flavor than vanillin, and is used as a flavoring agent called also bourbonal …   Useful english dictionary

  • acetic aldehyde — Aldehyde Al de*hyde ([a^]l d[ e]*h[imac]d), n. [Abbrev. fr. alcohol dehydrogenatum, alcohol deprived of its hydrogen.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless, mobile, and very volatile liquid obtained from alcohol by certain processes of oxidation. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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