Acetaldehyde

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Acetaldehyde

(Science: chemical) a colourless, flammable liquid used in the manufacture of acetic acid, perfumes, and flavors. It is also an intermediate in the metabolism of alcohol. It has a general narcotic action and also causes irritation of mucous membranes. Large doses may cause death from respiratory paralysis.

chemical name: acetaldehyde