Butyraldehyde (a.k.a. Butanal) is a saturated aliphatic aldehyde with the formula C4H8O. It is a highly reactive intermediate that serves as a versatile building block for many chemical syntheses. Butyraldehyde is a colorless, flammable liquid with a pungent penetrating odor, soluble in most organic solvents, such as alcohols, ethers, and benzene, but insoluble in water. The main process used for manufacturing Butyraldehyde consists in the hydroformilation (Oxo Synthesis) of propylene, in which it is treated with synthesis gas in the presence of a catalyst. Other processes, such as the dehydrogenation of butanol and the partial reduction of crotonaldehyde, are obsolete.
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