Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Acetaldehyde

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_95

\a-sә-tal-dә-hīd\ n [ISV] (1877) (ethanal, ethyl aldehyde, acetic aldehyde) CH3CHO. Low boiling liquid (21°C). A colorless, flammable liquid made by the hydration of acetylene, the oxidation or dehydrogenation of ethyl alcohol, or the oxidation of saturated hydrocarbons or ethylene. Open image in new window

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA