Acrolein



a yellow, flammable liquid, C 3 H 4 O, having a stifling odor, usually obtained by the decomposition of glycerol: used chiefly in the synthesis of commercial and pharmaceutical products.
Historical Examples

During the oxidation of the fats, the glycerine in them is converted to acrolein or acryl-aldehyde, which also aids the tanning.
Principles and Practice of Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing William E. Austin

acrolein, a light volatile limpid liquid obtained by the destructive distillation of fats.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

acrolein is a clear colourless liquid, lighter than water, boiling at about 125 F.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

noun
a colourless or yellowish flammable poisonous pungent liquid used in the manufacture of resins and pharmaceuticals. Formula: CH2:CHCHO

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