Meaning of dialdane in English:


Pronunciation /dʌɪˈaldeɪn/


(also dialdan)
rare Chemistry
  • A solid organic aldehyde produced from aldol (3-hydroxybutanal) or acetaldehyde (ethanal) by a self-condensation reaction.

    The chemical formula was originally given as C₈H₁₄O₃, but the main product of the acetaldehyde reaction was later analysed as C₁₀H₁₈O₄.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From French dialdane from di- + aldane product of the condensation of an aldehyde.