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Sigma-Aldrich

Acetaldehyde

natural, FG

Synonym(s):
Ethanal
Linear Formula:
CH3CHO
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
44.05
FEMA Number:
2003
Beilstein:
505984
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
89
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
5.001
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

grade

FG
Halal
Kosher
natural

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FDA 21 CFR 117

vapor density

1.52 (vs air)

vapor pressure

14.63 psi ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99% (GC)

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

365 °F

expl. lim.

60 %

refractive index

n20/D 1.332 (lit.)

pH

5 (20 °C)

bp

21 °C (lit.)

mp

−125 °C (lit.)

density

0.785 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

Organoleptic

ethereal

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

food allergen

no known allergens

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

CC=O

InChI

1S/C2H4O/c1-2-3/h2H,1H3

InChI key

IKHGUXGNUITLKF-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Acetaldehyde is an important volatile flavoring compound found in Sherry-like wines and also in many fruits. It is mainly used as a flavoring ingredient in milk products, fruit juices and soft drinks.

Packaging

1.9 kg in aluminum bottle
16.5 kg in stainless steel drum
400 g in aluminum bottle

Caution

May form a small amount of trimer

Legal Information

For R&D Use and/or Food Manufacturing only

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Carc. 1B - Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 1 - Muta. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

-38.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

-38.89 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Hyo-Jung Kwon et al.
Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), 60(1), 146-157 (2014-02-05)
Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) is the major enzyme that metabolizes acetaldehyde produced from alcohol metabolism. Approximately 40-50% of East Asians carry an inactive ALDH2 gene and exhibit acetaldehyde accumulation after alcohol consumption. However, the role of ALDH2 deficiency in the
Tommaso Mello et al.
Molecular aspects of medicine, 29(1-2), 17-21 (2008-01-01)
Alcohol abuse is one of the major causes of liver fibrosis worldwide. Although the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis is a very complex phenomenon involving different molecular and biological mechanisms, several lines of evidence established that the first ethanol metabolite, acetaldehyde

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