Carbonyl compounds of the general formula
Organic compounds containing a carbonyl group in the form -CHO.
colourless and volatile liquid derived from the oxidation of the alcohol
A class of organic compounds derived by removing the hydrogen atoms from an alcohol. Aldehydes can be produced from the oxidation of an alcohol.
Class of chemical compounds, formed by the partial oxidation of alcohols and sometimes found in wine. The most usual is acetaldehyde.
Organic chemicals derived from natural or synthetic materials. Aldehydes add a vivid, quick quality to top notes. Variations can be powdery, fruity, green, citrusy, floral or woody.
Very reactive organic compounds that contribute to local and regional ozone production, and also act as the precursors of peroxyacetyl nitrates. Their major atmospheric fate is reaction with hydroxyl radicals or photolysis.
An organic compound that is a precursor to ethanol in a normal beer fermentation. In the presence of excess air, this reaction can be reversed by oxidation which imparts papery/woody flavors.
a class of organic compounds which have an end group with a carbon and oxygen double bonded to the same carbon. These compounds, related to formaldehyde, are cross- linkers, mutagens, and carcinogens. Malonaldehyde, created in the breakdown of peroxidized fats, is also carcinogenic, and an extremely potent cross-linker. Acetaldehyde is made from alcohol in the liver (the acetaldehyde is a major reason alcoholics have such heavily wrinkled skin) and is found in cigarette smoke and smog. Most aldehydes autoxidize, producing damaging free radicals.