A chemical used in flavorings and in some dyes, perfumes, and medicines. It is found in essential oils made from almonds and peach pits and in other foods. It can also be made in the laboratory.
A color liquid aldehyde with an almond odor. Benzaldehyde is found in many foods and is widely used in the chemical industry. In the chemical industry, this agent is used in the preparation of various aniline dyes, perfumes, flavorings, and pharmaceuticals. In addition, benzaldehyde has been associated with amygdalin (laetrile), since one of amygdalins breakdown products is benzaldehyde. (NCI)