from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A normally colorless aromatic oil, C6H5CHO, obtained naturally, as from the bitter almond, or made synthetically and used in perfumes and as a solvent and a flavoring.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A chemical compound (C6H5CHO) consisting of a benzene ring with an aldehyde substituent.
- n. Any of various derivatives of benzaldehyde.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The oil of bitter almonds, C6 H5COH, a colorless liquid having a pleasant odor and soluble in water.
I also found that burning Styrofoam containers emits styrene, benzene, benzaldehyde, formaldehyde, plus various poly-aromatic hydrocarbons.
Their equipment was faulty when they attempted to react ethylene and benzaldehyde under high pressure.
Amygdalin + water = glucose + benzaldehyde + cyanide
Computational chemistry research on benzaldehyde molecule and gallium pentahydride.
And if there was a faint aroma of a con mixed with the benzaldehyde, so what?
The seeds of citrus, stone, and pome fruits generate cyanide, and stone-fruit seeds are prized because their cyanogens also produce benzaldehyde, the characteristic odor of almond extract p.
• From the self-digested bean, almond and dairy and flowery notes benzaldehyde; diacetyl and methyl ketones; linalool
Their aroma varies from kind to kind, but generally includes almondy benzaldehyde, flowery linalool, peachy lactones, and spicy methyl cinnamate.
Cherry flavor comes mainly from almondy benzaldehyde, a flowery terpene (linalool), and essence of clove (eugenol).
But it turns out that one by-product of cyanide production is benzaldehyde, a volatile molecule that is the essence of wild almond flavor, and that contributes to the aromas of cherry, apricot, plum, and peach.