Furfurol

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Furfurol (Chem) A colorless oily liquid, C4H3O.CHO, of a pleasant odor, obtained by the distillation of bran, sugar, etc., and regarded as an aldehyde derivative of furfuran; -- called also furfural.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n furfurol In chem., a volatile oil (C5H4O2) obtained when wheat-bran, sugar, or starch is acted on by dilute sulphuric acid. It is colorless when first prepared, but turns brown when exposed to the air, and forms a tarry mass. It has a fragrant odor resembling that of bitter almonds, and has the chemical properties of aldehyde.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Furfurol fur′fur-ol a volatile oil obtained when wheat-bran, sugar, or starch is acted on by dilute sulphuric acid.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. furfur, bran + ole,um oil
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. furfur, bran.

Usage

In literature:

Furfurol in minute quantities can be detected by the red colour it forms with a solution of aniline acetate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
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