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A transparent, highly flammable liquid, C4H8O, used in synthesizing resins.


(Elements & Compounds) a colourless flammable pungent liquid used in the manufacture of resins. Formula: CH3(CH2)2CHO
[C20: from butyr(ic acid) + aldehyde]


(ˌbyu təˈræl dəˌhaɪd)

a clear flammable liquid, C4H8O, used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of resins and rubber cement.
[1885–90; butyr (ic) + aldehyde]
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It is obtained by the condensation of butyraldehyde with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), which is a derivative of poly vinyl acetate (PVAc), in the presence of an acid catalyst [3-5].
Butyraldehyde was a critical by-product from ozonation of 1-butanol.
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The study by market research institute Ceresana pointed out that its direct applications include production of important chemicals such as propylene oxide, acrylonitrile, cumene, butyraldehyde and acrylic acid, besides the plastic polypropylene.
However, it disperses into water and butyraldehyde at a temperature higher than 160[degrees]C (Kabanov et al.
The isolated enzyme converts TMA-Butanol (considerable structural resemblance to choline as a theme) into trimethylamino butyraldehyde (TMABaldehyde) (Hassan et al.
In conjunction with the 2-EH expansion, the company will increase butyraldehyde capacity by 40,000 metric ton at the site.
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In a pelletized concentrate, the butyraldehyde level is less than 800 parts per million by weight, satisfactory for most applications.
The other product of dehydrogenation is acetaldehyde, which can be used as an intermediate in the production of acetic acid, acetic anhydride, ethyl acetate, butyraldehyde, crotonaldehyde, n-butanol and many other chemicals.
This is especially true for the butyraldehyde market, where only 3% of the production is sold on the merchant market.
The major degradation products of MTBE by conventional ozonation and the advanced oxidation process (ozone/hydrogen peroxide) under drinking water treatment conditions are TBF, TBA, 2-methoxy-2-methyl propionaldehyde, acetone, methyl acetate, hydroxy butyraldehyde, and formaldehyde.