Emerald Kalama Chemical

Emerald Kalama Chemical

Kalama® C-6 Aldehyde FCC

Fruity, Grassy Notes

Kalama® C-6 Aldehyde FCC has an earthy, vegetative flavor that can be reminiscent of apple, citrus, and orange at 2.5 ppm. It is used in food applications, such as strawberry aromas and lemon oils, as well as in candy and gums to produce fruity flavors. C-6 Aldehyde is an FDA GRAS ingredient (21 CFR §172.515).

Kalama C-6 Aldehyde FCC is also known as hexanal, hexyl aldehyde, or caproaldehyde. Itis used as the raw material (along with benzaldehyde) for butyl cinnamic aldehyde.


Attribute Value
Production Facility Kalama, WA, USA
CAS No. 66-25-1
Flavor/Fragrance Notes Fruity
Typical Properties
Assay 97.0% minimum
Odor Characteristic
Color Almost Colorless
Appearance Liquid
Flash Point 29°C (85°F)
Refractive Index (20°C) 1.402 – 1.407
Specific Gravity (25°C) 0.808 – 0.817
Acid Value (mgKOH/g) 5.0 maximum
Additives Available stabilize with α-Tocopherol antioxidant
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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