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Kalama® C-12 Lauric Aldehyde

Citrus, Green, Floral, Aldehydic Notes

Kalama® C-12 Lauric Aldehyde, also known as dodecanal, is a key linear aldehyde that brings a bright, citrus, aldehydic, waxy character to a variety of fragrance applications. With a slightly grassy essence, reminiscent of unripe fruit at low concentrations, C-12 Lauric Aldehyde is used in applications ranging from fine fragrances and perfumery, to personal care and cosmetics (such as soaps and shampoos) and household care (such as air care and air fresheners). When used in perfume compositions, C-12 Lauric Aldehyde can bring fruity notes of apple and strawberry or orange and lemon.


Production FacilityWidnes, UK
CAS No.112-54-9
Flavor/Fragrance NotesCitrus, green, floral, aldehydic, soapy, waxy
Typical Properties
Assay98.0% minimum
ColorColorless to pale yellow
Flash Point110°C (230°F)
Refractive Index (20°C)1.433 – 1.437
Density (20°C) (g/ml)0.827 – 0.835
Application GroupApplicationDescriptionNotes
Flavor & Fragrance BlendFragrance ApplicationAlso known as hexanal or caproaldehydeFruity, slightly grassy
FoodFlavor ApplicationUsed as the raw material (along with benzaldehyde) for butyl cinnamic aldehyde and in various flavor applicationsFruity
Personal CareFragrance ApplicationBrings fruity and slightly grassy, fatty-green odor that is reminiscent of unripe fruit at low concentrations. Used in perfumery where fruity notes are desired, such as in apple and strawberry aromas and in orange and lemon oils.Fruity
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