Cuminaldehyde Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Cuminaldehyde Properties


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Cuminaldehyde is a natural organic compound. It is a benzaldehyde with an isopropyl group substituted in the 4-position. It is a constituent of the essential oils of eucalyptus, myrrh, cassia, cumin and others. It has a pleasant smell and contributes to the aroma of these oils. It is used commercially in perfumes and other cosmetics. It can be prepared synthetically by the reduction of 4-isopropylbenzoyl chloride or by the formylation of cumene.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless oil
Boiling Point 235 °C
CAS Number 122-03-2
Density 0.978 g/cm3
EINECS Number 204-516-9
HS Code 29122900
IUPAC Name 4-(1-Methylethyl)benzaldehyde
InChI 1S/C10H12O/c1-8(2)10-5-3-9(7-11)4-6-10/h3-8H,1-2H3
Molar Mass 148.2 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H12O
NFPA 704 H-1,F-2,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number CU7000000
Refractive n20/D 1.529
Related Compounds Benzaldehyde;Cumene;Cuminol
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms Cuminaldehyde;p-Isopropylbenzaldehyde;4-Isopropylbenzaldehyde;Cuminal;Cumaldehyde