Fanta, Paul E. Department of Chemistry, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.
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- Physical properties
- Chemical properties
- Aldol condensation
- Cannizzaro reaction
- Reaction with ammonia and amines
- Oximes, phenylhydrazones, and semicarbazones
- Cyanohydrin formation
- Hemiacetal-acetal formation
- Condensation with active methylene compounds
- Wittig reaction
- Reformatsky reaction
- Benzoin condensation
- Tests for aldehydes
- Catalytic dehydrogenation of primary alcohols
- Oxidation of primary alcohols
- Oxidation of olefins
- Hydroformylation of olefins
- Chlorination of a methyl group attached to a benzene ring
- Oxidation of a methyl group attached to a benzene ring
- Reduction of acid chlorides
- Reaction of Grignard reagents
- Reimer-Tiemann synthesis
- Furfural production
- Chloral production
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
One of a class of organic chemical compounds represented by the general formula RCHO. Aldehydes are closely related to ketones, since both types of compounds contain the carbonyl group
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