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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.


Attribute Value
Production Facility Widnes, UK
CAS No. 112-54-9
Flavor/Fragrance Notes Citrus, green, floral, aldehydic, soapy, waxy
Typical Properties
Assay 98.0% minimum
Odor Characteristic
Color Colorless to pale yellow
Appearance Liquid
Flash Point 110°C (230°F)
Refractive Index (20°C) 1.433 – 1.437
Density (20°C) (g/ml) 0.827 – 0.835
Application Group Application Description Notes
Flavor & Fragrance Blend Fragrance Application Also known as hexanal or caproaldehyde Fruity, slightly grassy
Food Flavor Application Used as the raw material (along with benzaldehyde) for butyl cinnamic aldehyde and in various flavor applications Fruity
Personal Care Fragrance Application Brings 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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