Definition of dialdane in English:

dialdane

(also dialdan)

noun

Chemistry
rare
  • A solid organic aldehyde produced from aldol (3-hydroxybutanal) or acetaldehyde (ethanal) by a self-condensation reaction.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From French dialdane from di- + aldane product of the condensation of an aldehyde.

Pronunciation

dialdane

/dʌɪˈaldeɪn/