Clear, syrupy liquid formed from the condensation of Acetaldehyde in an aqueous solution of Sodium hydroxide. Aldol is used in rubber vulcanization, perfumes, engraving, on printer's rollers, as a dyeing assistant, in synthetic polymers, as a solvent, and as a fungicide.
Synonyms and Related Terms
acetaldol; 3-hydroxybutyraldehyde; 3-hydroxybutanal; aldol adduct;
Physical and Chemical Properties
Miscible with water, ethanol and ether.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 88.11|
|Boiling Point||83 C|
- Combustible; moderate fire risk.
- Acts as a sedative when ingested.
Resources and Citations
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 24
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 225