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1. aldehyde-alcohol, aldol

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

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a colourless or yellowish oily liquid, miscible with water, used in the manufacture of rubber accelerators, as an organic solvent, in perfume, and as a hypnotic and sedative. Formula: CH3CHOHCH2CHO
. Systematic name: 3-hydroxybutanal
any organic compound containing the functional group -CHOHCH2CHO
3. (modifier)
consisting of, containing, or concerned with the group -CHOHCH2CHO
aldol group or radical
aldol reaction

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a clear, colorless, syrupy liquid, CH3CHOHCH2CHO, obtained by condensation of acetaldehyde: used as a solvent, in organic synthesis, and as a hypnotic and sedative

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1. A thick, colorless to pale yellow liquid, C4H8O2, obtained from acetaldehyde and used in perfumery and as a solvent.
2. An organic compound containing an alcohol and a carbonyl group, especially a beta-hydroxy aldehyde.
3. A chemical reaction that produces a beta-hydroxy carbonyl compound as an intermediate or final product.

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