- a colorless or yellowish, water-soluble, volatile oil, C7H6O, having a bitter, almondlike odor, used chiefly in the organic synthesis of dyes, perfumes, and flavors, and as a solvent; artificial oil of bitter almond.
Origin of benzaldehyde
Also called benzoic aldehyde.
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The latter in turn breaks down at into benzaldehyde and HCN.The Chemistry of Plant Life
Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Chlorine and nitric acid oxidize it to benzil; chromic acid mixture and potassium permanganate, to benzoic acid and benzaldehyde.
On account of the readiness with which it condenses with various compounds, benzaldehyde is an important synthetic reagent.
Emulsine has the property of being able to hydrolyse the glucoside amygdalin to glucose, benzaldehyde, and hydrocyanic acid.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
It crystallizes from water in large rhombic crystals, which melt at 118 C. Oxidizing agents convert it into benzaldehyde.
- a yellowish fragrant volatile oil occurring in almond kernels and used in the manufacture of dyes, perfumes, and flavourings and as a solvent for oils and resins. Formula: C 6 H 5 CHOSystematic name: benzenecarbaldehyde
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- A colorless aromatic oil that smells like almonds. It is obtained naturally from certain nuts and plant leaves, or made synthetically. It is used in perfumes and as a solvent and flavoring. Chemical formula: C7H6O.
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