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Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

Bitter almond
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certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard

vapor density

3.7 (vs air)

vapor pressure

4 mmHg ( 45 °C)



autoignition temp.

374 °F

expl. lim.

1.4 %, 20 °F

storage condition

protect from light


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.545 (lit.)


178-179 °C (lit.)


−26 °C (lit.)


1.044 g/cm3 at 20 °C (lit.)

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Cleaning Products
Flavors and Fragrances
Food and Beverages
Personal Care
Pharmaceutical (small molecule)



pharmacopeia traceability

traceable to USP 1050905

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General description

Pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control, provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to the preparation of in-house working standards.
Benzaldehyde is an important flavoring agent after vanillin. It is usually liberated from a cyanogenic glycoside such as amygladin, which is found in fruit kernels.


These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements.
Benzaldehyde may be used as a pharmaceutical reference standard for the quantification of the analyte in pharmaceutical formulations using polarographic method.

Analysis Note

These secondary standards offer multi-traceability to the USP, EP (PhEur) and BP primary standards, where they are available.

Other Notes

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.


To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAB7805 in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.


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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


Flash Point(F)

145.4 °F

Flash Point(C)

63 °C

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Conventional and Advanced Food Processing Technologies (2014)
Polarographic determination of benzaldehyde in benzyl alcohol and sodium diclofenac injection formulations
Kazemifard GA, et al.
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 30(2), 257-262 (2002)
Hong-gen Peng et al.
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Catharine H Rankin
The Journal of experimental biology, 218(Pt 1), 41-49 (2015-01-09)
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Longyun Lv et al.
ACS combinatorial science, 15(4), 183-192 (2013-02-22)
We previously reported the novel efficient proton/heat-promoted four-component reactions (4CRs) of but-2-ynedioates, two same/different primary amines, and aldehydes for the synthesis of tetra- and pentasubstituted polyfunctional dihydropyrroles. If aromatic and aliphatic amines were used as reagents, four different series of...

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