benzoic aldehyde


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benz•al•de•hyde

(bɛnˈzæl dəˌhaɪd)

n.
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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It contains camphor, pinene, cineole, dipentene, phellandrene, eugenol, safrole, caryophyllene, borneol, and possibly cinnamic and benzoic aldehydes.