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acrolein

/acro·le·in/ (ak-ro´le-in) a volatile, highly toxic liquid, produced industrially and also one of the degradation products of cyclophosphamide.

acrolein

aldehyde of allyl, formed by the destructive distillation of glycerin and during the burning of fat; has a pungent odor.

acrolein poisoning
exposure to fumes causes conjunctivitis, rhinitis, pulmonary edema.
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Dimercaprol has fewer side effects than other acrolein scavengers.
Tissue sensitivity of the rat upper and lower extrapulmonary airways to the inhaled electrophilic air pollutants diacetyl and acrolein.
Glycerol dehydration to acrolein, the precursor to acrylic acid, as mentioned previously, is the first.
The acrolein emitted increased with temperature (P = 0.
Acrolein is highly volatile, producing an extremely irritating vapor that is highly reactive and acts by degrading cellular structures by cross-linking proteins (1).
The calculation algorithm for acetaldehyde, acrolein and formaldehyde is not sensitive to the ambient temperature.
Basic ventilation rates should be based on other COCs--those that are principally indoor sources, such as formaldehyde and acrolein.
The toxin acrolein is elevated by about 60% in the spinal cord tissues of those affected.
Furthermore, hydroxytyrosol has the same beneficial effects on the mitochondria of retinal pigment epithelial cells (derived from the retina) treated with the toxic chemical acrolein, a model for the slowly accumulating damage to the eyes that results in age-related macular degeneration (vision loss).
It accuses Prague of not having added acrolein, a substance used in certain biocidal products to prevent the production of slime, to its national list of active substances by the deadline of 31 August 2010 set in Annex I of Directive 2010/5/EU on biocidal products.
The reform pledges come after media reports emerged that several oil brands contained chemicals such as Benzopyrene and Acrolein.