heptaldehyde

heptaldehyde

[‚hep·′tal·də‚hīd]
(organic chemistry)
C6H13CHO An aldehyde; ether-soluble, colorless oil with fruity aroma; slightly soluble in water; boils at 153°C; used as a chemical intermediate and for perfumes and pharmaceuticals. Also known as heptanal.
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1985) tested irradiated automobile exhaust fumes and their components against adult lovebugs in controlled conditions and reported that heptaldehyde, acetaldehyde and formaldehyde were attractive to 68-95% of specimens tested.