💊 Chemical information
Chemical formula: C7H6O = 106.1.
CAS — 100-52-7.
Pharmacopoeias.In Br. Also in USNF.
BP 2008(Benzaldehyde). A clear colourless liquid with a characteristic odour of bitter almonds. Slightly soluble in water; miscible with alcohol and with ether. Store at a temperature not exceeding 15° in well-filled containers. Protect from light.
USNF 26(Benzaldehyde). A colourless strongly refractive liquid with an odour resembling that of bitter almond oil and a burning aromatic taste. Slightly soluble in water; miscible with alcohol, with ether, and with fixed and volatile oils. Store in wellfilled, airtight containers. Protect from light.
Benzaldehyde is used as a flavour as an alternative to volatile bitter almond oil. It may cause contact dermatitis.
USNF 26: Compound Benzaldehyde Elixir.
Published January 12, 2019.