Definition of Acrolein

1. Noun. A pungent colorless unsaturated liquid aldehyde made from propene.

Exact synonyms: Propenal
Generic synonyms: Aldehyde



Definition of Acrolein

1. n. A limpid, colorless, highly volatile liquid, obtained by the dehydration of glycerin, or the destructive distillation of neutral fats containing glycerin. Its vapors are intensely irritating.

Definition of Acrolein

1. Noun. (organic compound) A pungent, acrid, poisonous liquid aldehyde, CH2=CH-CH=O, made by the destructive distillation of glycerol. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acrolein

1. a flammable liquid [n -S]

Medical Definition of Acrolein

1. A limpid, colourless, highly volatile liquid, obtained by the dehydration of glycerin, or the destructive distillation of neutral fats containing glycerin. Its vapors are intensely irritating. Origin: L. Acer sharp + olere to smell. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acrolein

acrognosis
acrogynous
acrohyperhidrosis
acrokeratoelastoidosis
acrokeratosis verruciformis
acrokinesia
acrokinesis
acrolect
acrolectal
acrolectally
acrolects
acroleic
acroleic acids
acrolein (current term)
acroleins
acroleukopathy
acrolith
acroliths
acrologic
acromegalia
acromegalic
acromegalic gigantism
acromegalics
acromegalies
acromegalogigantism
acromegaloidism
acromegaloidisms
acromegaly

Literary usage of Acrolein

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1. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for ...edited by Peter M. Eller edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"No blank peak is expected for acrolein although a blank for formaldehyde and acetaldehyde may be observed. DESORPTION EFFICIENCY The determination of ..."

2. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"The formation of acrolein is observed most distinctly when the glycerol is mixed with ... acrolein is a liquid, possessing a most penetrating odour; ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"It is best prepared by gradually adding a saturated solution of ammonia-gas in alcohol to an alcoholic or ethereal solution of acrolein, and precipitating ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"with three sets of apparatus simultaneously and could thus obtain about 500 g. of very good acrolein in about five hours. The process requires •very close ..."

5. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1859)
"100-00 The deficiency of chlorine and excess of carbon probably arose from the pretence if a resinous modification of acrolein, ..."

6. Fownes' Manual of Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1878)
"Pure acrolein is a thin, colorless, highly volatile liquid, lighter than water, ... In contact with alkalies, acrolein suffers violent decomposition, ..."

7. Wöhler's Outlines of Organic Chemistry by Friedrich Wöhler, Ira Remsen, Rudolph Fittig (1873)
"... 50° ; boiling point, 170° ; insoluble in water, easily soluble in alcohol and ether. When distilled it is partially reconverted into acrolein. '. ..."

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