Definition of Ethanal

1. Noun. A colorless volatile water-soluble liquid aldehyde used chiefly in the manufacture of acetic acid and perfumes and drugs.

Exact synonyms: Acetaldehyde
Generic synonyms: Aldehyde



Definition of Ethanal

1. Noun. (organic compound) The IUPAC name for acetaldehyde, rarely used in research or industry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Ethanal

1. A colourless, flammable liquid used in the manufacture of acetic acid, perfumes, and flavors. It is also an intermediate in the metabolism of alcohol. It has a general narcotic action and also causes irritation of mucous membranes. Large doses may cause death from respiratory paralysis. Chemical name: Acetaldehyde (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ethanal

eth-
ethacridine
ethacridine lactate
ethacrynate sodium
ethacrynic acid
ethadione
ethal
ethals
ethambutol hydrochloride
ethambutols
ethamine
ethamivan
ethamoxytriphetol
ethamsylate
ethanal (current term)
ethanal trimer
ethanamide
ethane
ethanediamine
ethanedinitrile
ethanedioic acid
ethanediol
ethanedithiol
ethanes
ethanethiol
ethanium
ethanoate
ethanoates
ethanoic

Literary usage of Ethanal

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1. A Textbook of Organic Chemistry by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1921)
"ethanal Acetaldehyde or ethanal is the second member of the series and corresponds to ethyl alcohol from which it is made by oxidizing with chromic acid ..."

2. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1905)
"Action of Sodium Sulphite on ethanal. — MM. ... Sodium sulphite and ethanal, which have no action on each other in dilute solution, react violently when ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"... ethanal)." (See abstract of their proceedings in The American Chemical Journal, Vol. 15, 1893, p. 58.) In view of the action of this Congress, ..."

4. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"5523 Ethanethiol, see MERCAPTANS, Methyl, Ethyl, and n-Butyl, 2542 ethanal, see ACETALDEHYDE (GC), 2538; ALDEHYDES, SCREENING, 2539; ACETALDEHYDE (HPLC), ..."

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