ALDOL

aldol, aldehyde-alcohol

(noun) an oily colorless liquid obtained by the condensation of two molecules of acetaldehyde; contains an alcohol group (-OH) and an aldehyde group (-CHO)

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

aldol (plural aldols)

(organic chemistry) Any aldehyde or ketone having a hydroxy group in the beta- position

Anagrams

• allod, do-all

Source: Wiktionary


Al"dol, n. [Aldehyde + -ol as in alcohol.] (Chem.)

Definition: A colorless liquid, C4H8O2, obtained by condensation of two molecules of acetaldehyde: CH3CHO + CH3CHO = H3CH(OH)CH2CO; also, any of various derivatives of this. The same reaction has been applied, under the name of aldol condensation, to the production of many compounds.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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