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General description :
Benzaldehyde is an organic compound consisting of a benzene ring with a formyl substituent. It is the simplest aromatic aldehyde and one of the most industrially useful. It is a colorless liquid with a characteristic almond-like odor.
Application & Usage:
- Benzaldehyde has many uses. It is actually believed to be one of the most industrially useful aldehydes. The chemical is primarily applied as a food additive to give products and beverages an almond scent.
- It is also used in the manufacture of cosmetic personal care products. Lyral fragrances for soap and other toiletries.
- Industrially, the substance mainly serves as a precursor to the wide range of other organic compounds, from plastic additives to pharmaceuticals.
- It is also a component of some acridine and aniline dyes, such as malachite green.