any acetal of butyraldehyde.
a clear, colorless, flammable liquid, C 4 H 8 O, used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of resins and rubber cement. noun a colourless flammable pungent liquid used in the manufacture of resins. Formula: CH3(CH2)2CHO butyraldehyde (by’tə-rāl’də-hīd’) A transparent, highly flammable liquid used in making resins. Chemical formula: C4H8O.
a salt or ester of butyric acid. Historical Examples Leather K. J. Adcock The Art of Perfumery G. W. Septimus Piesse noun any salt or ester of butyric acid, containing the monovalent group C3H7COO- or ion C3H7COO– butyrate (by’tə-rāt’) A salt or ester of butyric acid, containing the radical C3H7CO.
pertaining to or derived from butyric acid. Historical Examples The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre Fragments of science, V. 1-2 John Tyndall Outlines of dairy bacteriology H. L. Russell Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition H. L. Russell Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, […]
either of two isomeric acids having the formula C 4 H 8 O 2 , especially a rancid liquid occurring chiefly in spoiled butter, whose esters are used as flavorings. noun a carboxylic acid existing in two isomeric forms, one of which produces the smell in rancid butter. Its esters are used in flavouring. Formula: […]