Definition of aldol in English:

aldol

Pronunciation: /ˈalˌdôl//-ˌdäl/

noun

Chemistry
  • A viscous liquid obtained when acetaldehyde dimerizes in dilute alkali or acid.

    • ‘The simplest aldol - CH 3 CHOHCH 2 CHO - is produced from ethanal.’
    • ‘Aldols are bifunctional molecules possessing OH and C=O groups, which are able to act as both hydrogen donors and/or acceptors.’
    • ‘The structures of cycloalkanone-based threo and erythro aldols were investigated by systematic introduction of stereo-determining factors.’
    • ‘The most useful mixed Aldols are those where only one reactent can form an enolate.’
    • ‘Several epoxy ketones were converted to aldols in good yields upon irradiation.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from ald(ehyde) + -ol.

Pronunciation:

aldol

/ˈalˌdôl//-ˌdäl/