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A colorless oily aromatic aldehyde, C7H6O, obtained naturally, as from the bitter almond, or made synthetically and used in perfumes and as a solvent and a flavoring.


(Elements & Compounds) 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: C6H5CHO. Systematic name: benzenecarbaldehyde


(bɛnˈzæl dəˌhaɪd)

a colorless or yellowish water-soluble volatile oil, C7H6O, used in the synthesis of dyes, perfumes, and flavors and as a solvent.
[1865–70; < German; see benz-, aldehyde]
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However, benzaldehydes are different and very toxic.
Hypothesis: The reaction conducted on benzaldehydes with electron-donating substituents may result in even larger shifts towards the products of the secondary and tertiary Leuckart reactions.
Antibacterial activities of phenolic benzaldehydes and benzoic acids against Campylobacter jejuni, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica.
Kinetics of oxidation of benzaldehydes by diiodatocuprate(III) in t-butanol-water medium has been studied colorimetrically by these workers [14].
Rao and Rao (1991) carried out the oxidation of nitro, chloro, and methyl substituted benzaldehydes, using different PTCs and reported the effect of different solvents on the catalyst performance and also the correlation of structure activity relationships of these catalysts.
The preparataion of tetrahydroarylnaphthisoazoles and related fused-ring compounds from dilithiated 1-tetralone oximes or other dilithiated oximes and selected substituted benzaldehydes.