AskDefine | Define decanal

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English

Etymology

Cf. French décanal. See dean.

Pronunciation

dec"a*nal

Adjective

decanal
  1. Pertaining to a dean or deanery.
    His rectorial as well as decanal residence. — Churton.
    Decanal side, the side of the choir on which the dean's stall is placed. Decanal stall, the stall allotted to the dean in the choir, on the right or south side of the chancel.'' — Shipley.

Noun

decanal
  1. the simple aliphatic aldehyde, CH3(CH2)8CHO, related to capric acid

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Extensive Definition

Decanal is an organic compound with the chemical formula C9H19CHO. It is the simplest ten-carbon aldehyde. Decanal occurs naturally and is used in fragrances and flavoring. Decanal occurs in nature and is an important component in citrus along with octanal, citral, and sinensal.
Decanal can be prepared by oxidation of the related alcohol decanol.

Safety

For safety information see the MSDS.

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