Aldehydes is a class of organic chemical compounds which are represented by a structural formula R?CHO. Crotonaldehyde, an unsaturated aldehyde, is highly a flammable, colourless to pale yellow liquid synthesized by aldol condensation of acetaldehyde. The chemical exhibits moderate solubility in water whereas it is miscible in organic solvents. Moreover, Crotonaldehyde is a highly reactive and strong reducing agent characterized by a pungent odour and lachrymatory effect. Crotonaldehyde is used majorly used as a raw material for preparation of sorbic acid and crotonic acid. Moreover, its properties render the chemical an effective precursor for numerous fine chemicals. Also, it finds application in preparation of pesticides and surfactants. Some of the other application areas of crotonaldehyde include locating leaks in pipes, leather tanning, as a solvent for polyvinylchloride among the others. The use of crotonaldehyde in variety of aforementioned applications can be attributed to the presence of a double bond and an aldehyde functional group.