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Sigma-Aldrich

Benzaldehyde

≥98%, FG, FCC

Synonym(s):
Bitter almond
Linear Formula:
C6H5CHO
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
106.12
FEMA Number:
2127
Beilstein:
471223
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
101
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
5.013
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

biological source

synthetic

grade

FG
Halal
Kosher

Agency/Method

meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FCC
FDA 21 CFR 117
FDA 21 CFR 182.60

vapor density

3.65 (vs air)
3.7 (vs air)

vapor pressure

4 mmHg ( 45 °C)

assay

≥98%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

374 °F

expl. lim.

1.4 %, 20 °F

refractive index

n20/D 1.545 (lit.)

pH

5.9 (20 °C)

bp

178-179 °C (lit.)

mp

−26 °C (lit.)

density

1.044 g/cm3 at 20 °C (lit.)

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

Featured Industry

Flavors and Fragrances

Organoleptic

almond; cherry; sweet

food allergen

no known allergens

SMILES string

O=Cc1ccccc1

InChI

1S/C7H6O/c8-6-7-4-2-1-3-5-7/h1-6H

InChI key

HUMNYLRZRPPJDN-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Benzaldehyde is an aromatic flavor compound with a characteristic bitter almond taste and odor. It has been identified in the volatile fractions of mushroom, medlar seeds and cheese.

Packaging

10, 25 kg in composite drum
1 kg in glass bottle

pictograms

Exclamation mark

signalword

Warning

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point F

145.4 °F

Flash Point C

63 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Fenaroli G
Fenaroli's Handbook of Flavor Ingredients, 40-40 (1971)
Conversion of phenylalanine to benzaldehyde initiated by an aminotransferase in Lactobacillus plantarum
Groot MNN & de Bont JA.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 64(8), 3009-3013 (1998)
Supercritical fluid extraction of volatile components from Bunium persicum Boiss.(black cumin) and Mespilus germanica L.(medlar) seeds
Pourmortazavi SM, et al.
J. Food Compos. Anal., 18(5), 439-446 (2005)
Volatile components of mushroom (Agaricus subrufecens)
Chen CC & Wu CM
Journal of Food Science, 49(4), 1208-1209 (1984)
Tom Craig et al.
Biotechnology and bioengineering, 110(4), 1098-1105 (2012-11-06)
Benzaldehyde, with its apricot and almond-like aroma, is the second most abundantly used molecule in the flavor industry, and is most commonly produced via chemical routes, such as by the oxidation of toluene. Biologically produced benzaldehyde, whether by extraction of...

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