acrolein

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acrolein

[ə′krōl·ē·ən]
(organic chemistry)
CH2=CHCHO A colorless to yellow liquid with a pungent odor and a boiling point of 52.7°C; soluble in water, alcohol, and ether; used in organic synthesis, pharmaceuticals manufacture, and as an herbicide and tear gas.
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For instance, adding two hydrogen atoms to a molecule of propenal yields propanal, and both molecules serve as intermediates in the formation of larger and more-complex compounds.--A.G.
Free radicals can attack DNA at C4 of deoxyribose generating products as propenal, which react with 2-thiobarbituric acid and produce the TBARS formation [40].
A portion of MDA is excreted in the urine as various enaminals (RNH-CH-CH-CHO) such as N-epsilon(2-propenal)lysine, or N-2-(propenal) serine [49].