Emerald Kalama Chemical

Emerald Kalama Chemical

Kalama® Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde (HCA)

Jasmine, Muguet, Green Notes

Emerald Kalama Chemical is the leading global producer of Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde (HCA), providing a high quality fragrance ingredient from dual production operations in the U.S and Europe.

Kalama® Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde (also known as HCA or alpha-hexyl cinnamaldehyde), a close relative of Amyl Cinnamic Aldehyde (ACA), is the preferred choice of many perfumers looking for characteristics that are more floral and less fatty than those of ACA.

Kalama HCA brings green, floral notes with aromas of jasmine and muguet (lily-of-the-valley) to many household care and personal care products, such as fabric softeners, deodorants, shampoos, and soaps.


Production FacilityKalama, WA, USA
CAS No.101-86-0
Flavor/Fragrance NotesFloral, jasmine, lily, green
Typical Properties
Assay96.0% minimum (sum of cis & trans isomers)
ColorPale Yellow
Flash Point>100°C (>212°F)
Refractive Index (20°C)1.548 – 1.552
Specific Gravity (25°C)0.952 – 0.962
Solidification Point4°C (39°F)
AdditivesBHT (butylated hydroxy toluene) antioxidant; alternative stabilized with TBHQ (tert-butyl hydroquinone) available
Application GroupApplicationDescriptionNotes
Flavor & Fragrance BlendFragrance ApplicationKey fragrance ingredient and close relative of ACAJasmine, lily, green
Household CareFragrance ApplicationFragrance used in detergents.Floral
Personal CareFragrance ApplicationKey fragrance ingredient used in numerous soaps, shampoos, and deodorants. More floral and less fatty than Amyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, with same general floral characteristics.Jasmine, lily, green
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