Perillaldehyde

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Perillaldehyde[1]
Skeletal formula of perillaldehyde Ball-and-stick model of perillaldehyde
Identifiers
CAS number 18031-40-8 N[Sigma-Aldrich][2]
PubChem 16441
ChemSpider 15589 YesY
UNII 6EQL0XA86G YesY
KEGG C02576 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:15421 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL469537 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C10H14O
Molar mass 150.22 g mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Density 0.953 g/mL (20 °C)
Boiling point 237 °C (745 mmHg)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Perillaldehyde, or perilla aldehyde, is a natural organic compound found most abundantly in the annual herb perilla, but also in a wide variety of other plants and essential oils. It is a monoterpenoid containing an aldehyde functional group.

Perillaldehyde, or volatile oils from perilla that are rich in perillaldehyde, are used as food additives for flavoring and in perfumery to add spiciness. Perillaldehyde can be readily converted to perilla alcohol, which is also used in perfumery. It has a mint-like, cinnamon odor and is primarily responsible for the flavor of perilla.

The oxime of perillaldehyde is known as perillartine or perilla sugar and is about 2000 times sweeter than sucrose and is used in Japan as a sweetener.

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