Emerald Kalama Chemical

Emerald Kalama Chemical

Kalama® Benzaldehyde FCC

Kalama® Benzaldehyde FCC is known for its uniquely sweet character and notes of cherry and almond. Emerald offers several high purity grades, all of which are nature identical to the benzaldehyde found in almonds, peaches, cherries, and apricots.

Kalama® Benzaldehyde FCC grade is a highly valued, food-grade, GRAS (21 CFR §182.60) flavor and fragrance ingredient used in a variety of applications, such as simulated almond oil, food, beverage, personal care, cosmetics, fine fragrances / perfumery, home care, and animal feed. It is produced under an FSSC 22000 certified scheme for food safety. Emerald’s manufacturing process also uses oxidation technology, ensuring that Kalama® Benzaldehyde does not contain chlorine residuals (low-chlorine or chlorine-free benzaldehyde), in contrast to many competitive benzaldehyde offerings.

Emerald also offers Kalama® Benzaldehyde – FCC Low B&T and Kalama® Benzaldehyde Technical.


Attribute Value
Typical Properties
Production Facility Kalama, USA & Rotterdam, EU
Assay 99.5% min.
Toluene 10 ppm, max
Identification Passes FCC Test
Specific Gravity (25/25°C) Between 1.041 and 1.046
Refractive Index (@ 20°C) Between 1.544 and 1.546
Chlorinated Compounds Passes FCC Test (Negative)
Fragrance Notes Almond, Cherry
Application Group Application Description Notes
Agricultural Crop Protection Used in pesticide formulations
Beverage Flavor Application Used in soft drinks Almond, cherry
Flavor & Fragrance Blend Fragrance Application Unique sweet, aromatic note, reminiscent of the taste and odor of almonds; slight cherry character; used as a building block for rose and jasmine fragrances used in soaps/perfumes Almond, cherry
Food Animal Feed Additive for animal feed
Food Flavor Application Flavoring agent used in applications such as soft drinks – also used as a raw material for butyl cinnamic aldehyde Almond, cherry
Personal Care Fragrance Application Used as a building block in the synthesis of fragrances like rose and jasmine, used in soaps and perfumes Almond, cherry
Pharmaceutical & Medical Products with USP/EP Certification Building block used in the synthesis of many pharmaceutical products
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