Benzaldehyde, also known as Benzoic aldehyde is the simplest representative of the aromatic aldehydes. It is a colorless liquid aldehyde with almond odor. It boils at 180°C, is soluble in ethanol, but is insoluble in water. Benzaldehyde is usually employed to confer almond flavor to foods and scented products and also sometimes used in cosmetics products.

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Benzaldehyde is an organic compound and it molecular formula is C6H5CHO, which consists of benzene ring associated with a formyl substituent. It is one of the simplest scented aldehyde and widely used across different industries. This colorless chemical has an odor, which is similar to almond aroma. This chemical acts as a primary component of bitter almond oil. Besides, the Benzaldehyde can be extracted through numerous natural sources.  The Synthetic Benzaldehyde can also be used as a flavoring agent to imitate almonds taste. Hence, it one of the most essential ingredients used to prepare flavor cakes and other baked goods.

Benzaldehyde and other related chemicals naturally occur in various foods. Most of the Benzaldehyde, which is used to consume is completely made from natural and traditional foods, such as almonds.

Most of the consumable items such almonds, apples, apricots and to name a few, consists a significant amount of amygdaline chemical, which further breaks up under enzyme catalysis into benzaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide and two molecules of glucose.


Benzaldehyde is widely used to imitate almond flavor in foods and scented products. Besides, it is also used in various cosmetics products. In large scale industries, this chemical is mainly used as a predecessor to various other organic compounds, including pharmaceuticals to plastic additives. The most popular chemicals such as aniline dye malachite green are manufactured from Benzaldehyde and Dimethylaniline. It acts a predecessor to acridine dyes as well. Through aldol condensations, this chemical is converted into various derivatives of cinnamaldehyde and styrene.

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The Benzaldehyde chemical is predominantly used as a bee repellant. A small amount of this solution is kept on a fume board near the honey combs to make them fly away. The bees promptly leave its place and honey combs will become completely free from bees. This chemical also allows the beekeeper to remove the honey frames with superior safety.




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Storage and Packing of Benzaldehyde Posted on 8/23/2016

Benzaldehyde is normally packed in 200KG Plastic Drums. Store in cool and dry place and under nitrogen, kept it away from direct sun light. Be sure to ask for samples before purchase and request for packaging photo before shipment. Be careful it has side effects like Acute toxicity (oral, dermal, inhalation), Skin irritation, Eye irritation, Skin sensitization, Single exposure can effect Specific Target Organ Toxicity, etc. Shelf life is 18 month(s) or longer if stored properly.

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