Aldehydes are used for the production of plastics, solvents, dyes, tannins, perfumes and medicines. These ’’dehydrogenated alcohols’’ are chemical compounds having the functional aldehyde group -CHO. Formaldehyde is produced in large quantities worldwide. It is used as a disinfectant, as a preservative for cosmetics and as a raw material in the chemical industry. Acetaldehyde which occurs during the course of the ethanol degradation and is involved in the development of the so-called alcohol-hangover. Aldehydes are irritants for the eye, skin and respiratory tracts and potential mutagens and carcinogens.
1. Formaldehyde; 2. Acetaldehyde; 3. Acetone; 4. Acroleine; 5. Propionaldehyde; 6. Crotonaldehyde
|Substances||Acetaldehyde, Acetone, Acrolein, Crotonaldehyde, Formaldehyde, Propionaldehyde|
|Key words||DNPH, Dinitrophenylhydrazine, Aldehydes, VOC´s, Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, Carbonyl group, Air pollutants, Eurospher II C18A, UV detection|
|CAS number||75-07-0, 67-64-1, 107-02-8, 123-73-9, 50-00-0, 123-38-6|
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