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. It is used as the raw material (along with benzaldehyde) for butyl cinnamic aldehyde.


Production FacilityKalama, WA, USA
CAS No.66-25-1
Flavor/Fragrance NotesFruity
Typical Properties
Assay97.0% minimum
ColorAlmost Colorless
Flash Point29°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
AdditivesAvailable stabilize with α-Tocopherol antioxidant
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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