Benzaldehyde

(BAN, USAN, rINN)
Benzaldehyde Chemical formula

💊 Chemical information

Benzaldehído; Benzaldehyd.
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.

💊 Profile

Benzaldehyde is used as a flavour as an alternative to volatile bitter almond oil. It may cause contact dermatitis.

💊 Preparations

USNF 26: Compound Benzaldehyde Elixir.
Published January 12, 2019.