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Creation date2015-10-09 22:31:04 UTC
Update date2017-01-19 02:36:26 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC000510
FoodDB RecordFDB008297
Chemical Information
NameAcetaldehyde
DescriptionFlavouring agent and adjuvant used to impart orange, apple and butter flavours; component of food flavourings added to milk products, baked goods, fruit juices, candy, desserts and soft drinks [DFC] Acetaldehyde occurs naturally in ripe fruit, coffee, and bread, and is produced by plants as part of their normal metabolism. [Wikipedia] A colorless, flammable liquid used in the manufacture of acetic acid, perfumes, and flavors. It is also an intermediate in the metabolism of alcohol. It has a general narcotic action and also causes irritation of mucous membranes. Large doses may cause death from respiratory paralysis. [Pubchem]. Acetaldehyde is found in many foods, some of which are nutmeg, cocoa bean, small-leaf linden, and ginkgo nuts.
CAS Number75-07-0
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
SynonymSource
AcetaldehydChEBI
AcetaldehydesChEBI
Acetaldeydebiospider
Aceteldehydebiospider
Acetic aldehydebiospider
Acetic ethanolbiospider
Acetylaldehydebiospider
AzetaldehydChEBI
Ethaldehydebiospider
Ethanaldb_source
Ethyl aldehydebiospider
Ethylaldehydebiospider
FEMA 2003db_source
Chemical FormulaC2H4O
IUPAC nameacetaldehyde
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C2H4O/c1-2-3/h2H,1H3
InChI KeyIKHGUXGNUITLKF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCC=O
Average Molecular Weight44.0526
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight44.02621475
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as short-chain aldehydes. These are an aldehyde with a chain length containing between 2 and 5 carbon atoms.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic oxygen compounds
ClassOrganooxygen compounds
Sub ClassCarbonyl compounds
Direct ParentShort-chain aldehydes
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Short-chain aldehyde
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Experimental logP-0.34TSCATS
Experimental Water Solubility1000 mg/mL at 25 oCRIDDICK,JA et al. (1986)
Melting PointMp -121°DFC
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
FoodReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity AvailableProduction upon request, up to 20 mg
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formsolid
Storage Conditions-80°C
StabilityNot Available
PurityNot Available
Spectra
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
Provider Information
Contact NameContact InstitutionContact Email
Rosa Vazquez Fresnovazquezf@ualberta.ca
Commercial Vendors
Toronto Research Chemicals A132600