Naturelle - Synthétique
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Other names :
Acetic aldehyde ; Ethanal ; Ethanaldehyde ; Ethyl aldehyde ; Octowy aldehyde
Uses in perfumery :
Acetaldehyde is used in perfumery to bring a juicy note to fruity accords, more often for exotic fruits.
Natural availability :
Acetaldehyde is present in the odorous principle of many fruits, many liquors, and can be extracted from certain essential oils such as Litsea Cubeba EO, Magnolia Flower EO, Rosemary EO and many others, in which it is present in very small quantities.
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Price Range :
Acetaldehyde is very unstable in various functional bases, bu is used is low quantity. Also able to react with molecules containing nitrogen as Methyl Anthranilate or Indol to form Schiff bases.
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- Molecular Weight :
- 44,05 g/mol
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- Colorless liquid
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- Detection Threshold :
- Entre 0,7 et 200 ppb selon les personnes,
Synthesis route :
Acetaldehyde can be synthesized in several ways: the first one is by oxidation of Ethanol with potassium dichromate, in the presence of concentrated sulphuric acid as a catalyst. The second method is by adding water to acetylene. A final synthesis route is hemisynthetic, by fermentation of a plant, then recovery by fractional distillation, and purification by amination, followed by the addition of diluted sulfuric acid.
Synthesis precursor :
Acetaldehyde is used in the manufacture of several synthetic compounds such as Damascone-Alpha® or Bourgeonal®, where it is used for aldol condensation. It is also used in acetalization reactions, such as for the synthesis of Hyacinth Body®. It can also be used for the synthesis of Cinnamic Aldehyde, by condensation with Benzaldehyde.
It is used in many other syntheses.
Acetaldehyde does not have any isomer used in perfumery.
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- Allergens :
- This ingredient does not contain any allergen.
- IFRA :
- This ingredient is not restricted
To learn more about IFRA's standards : https://ifrafragrance.org/safe-use/library
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