Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Butyraldehyde

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1768

\byü-tә-ral-dә-hīd\ n [ISV] (ca. 1885) (butaldehyde, n-butanal, n-butyl aldehyde, butyric aldehyde) An aldehyde sometimes used in place of formaldehyde in the production of resins. Butyraldehyde reacts with polyvinyl alcohol to form polyvinyl butyral. It is used in the manufacture of rubber and synthetic resins. Sp gr, 0.817; bp, 75.7°C. Syn:  Butaldehyde,  Butyl Aldehyde, and  Butyric Aldehyde. Open image in new window

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA