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benzenecarboxyaldehyde
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Description

Benzaldehyde is an organic compound with the chemical formula C6H5CHO. It is a colorless liquid with a characteristic almond-like odor. It is a common precursor to many fragrances, flavors, and pharmaceuticals. It is also used as a flavoring agent in foods and beverages.

Benzaldehyde is toxic when ingested or inhaled in large amounts. It can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. Ingestion of large amounts can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Long-term exposure to benzaldehyde can cause liver and kidney damage.

Associated brand names:
  ▸  Benzaldehyde USP
  ▸  Benzaldehyde NF
  ▸  Benzaldehyde FCC
  ▸  Benzaldehyde BP
  ▸  Benzaldehyde EP

Synonyms
  • artificial almond oil
  • benzaldehyde
  • benzenecarbonal
  • benzoic aldehyde
  • phenylformaldehyde
  • phenylmethanal
Classifications
  • aromatic aldehyde
  • essential oil component
  • food additive
  • fragrance additive
  • solvent

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