Meaning of aldol
Pronunciation: (al'dôl, -dol), [key]
— n. Chem.
- Also calleda colorless, syrupy, water-soluble liquid, CHO, formed by the condensation of acetaldehyde: used chiefly in the manufacture of rubber vulcanizers and accelerators, and in perfumery.
- any of a class of compounds containing both an alcohol and an aldehyde functional group, formed by a condensation reaction between aldehyde or ketone molecules.
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