TITLE

Acetaldehyde: An Introduction

PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Chemical Business;Oct2008, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the organic chemical compound acetaldehyde, also known as ethanal. It states that the compound, which is produced by plants as part of their normal metabolism, is popularly known as the chemical that causes hangovers. Acetaldehyde is used as an intermediate in the production of a number of chemicals in the chemical industry. It also notes that the compound is toxic and a probable carcinogen.
ACCESSION #
35437325

 

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