Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

Living Edition
| Editors: Muriel Gargaud, William M. Irvine, Ricardo Amils, Henderson James Cleaves, Daniele Pinti, José Cernicharo Quintanilla, Michel Viso

Propionaldehyde

  • Henderson James (Jim) CleavesII
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_1285-4

Synonyms

Definition

Propionaldehyde is an organic compound with the formula CH3CH2CHO. It is a colorless liquid at room temperature and pressure. Propionaldehyde has been discovered in the interstellar medium. Propionaldehyde is could be a Strecker synthesis precursor to α-amino-n-butyric acid, which has been detected in several carbonaceous chondrites.

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Keywords

Organic Compound Bioorganic Chemistry Butyric Acid Interstellar Medium Amino Butyric Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI)Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro-kuTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Institute for Advanced StudyPrincetonUSA
  3. 3.Blue Marble Space Institute of ScienceWashingtonUSA
  4. 4.Center for Chemical EvolutionGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA