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W212717

Sigma-Aldrich

Benzaldehyde

natural, FCC, FG

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:
eCl@ss:
39023701
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
5.013
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

grade

FG
Halal
Kosher
natural

Agency/Method

follows IFRA guidelines
meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1223/2009
EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FCC
FDA 21 CFR 117

vapor density

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

fragrance allergen

benzaldehyde

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

5, 25 kg in composite drum
100 g in glass bottle
1 kg in glass bottle

Pictograms

Exclamation mark

Signal Word

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)
Catharine H Rankin
The Journal of experimental biology, 218(Pt 1), 41-49 (2015-01-09)
Inheritance of acquired characteristics without changes in DNA sequence has been called transgenerational epigenetics. This review looks at studies that used the model system Caenorhabditis elegans to uncover mechanisms of transgenerational epigenetics in studies of RNA interference, studies of longevity...

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