Meaning of acrolein in English:

acrolein

noun

(also acroleine)
Chemistry
  • A colourless, acrid, liquid aldehyde obtained by dehydration of glycerol, used for making plastics and as an aquatic herbicide.

    Formula: CH₂=CHCHO.

Pronunciation

acrolein

/ˈakrəliːn/ /əˈkrəʊlɪɪn/

Origin

Mid 19th century. From German Acrolein from classical Latin ācris sharp, pungent + olēre to smell + German -in.