3-Hydroxybutanal

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3-Hydroxybutanal
Skeletal formula of 3-hydroxybutanal
Names
IUPAC name
3-Hydroxybutanal[1]
Other names
  • Acetaldol
  • 3-Hydroxybutyraldehyde
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.003.210
EC Number
  • 203-530-2
MeSH 3-hydroxybutanal
UNII
Properties
C4H8O2
Molar mass 88.106 g·mol−1
Density 0.98 g/mL
Boiling point 162 °C (324 °F; 435 K)
Related compounds
Related aldehydes
Glycolaldehyde

Lactaldehyde

Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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3-Hydroxybutanal (acetaldol) is an aldol, formally the product of the dimerization of acetaldehyde. It was formerly used in medicine as a hypnotic and sedative.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "3-hydroxybutanal – Compound Summary". PubChem Compound. USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information. 26 March 2005. Identification and Related Records. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  2. ^ Hans Brandenberger, Robert A. A. Maes. (1997). Analytical Toxicology: For Clinical, Forensic, and Pharmaceutical Chemists. New York: de Gruyter.