Aroma Chemicals (flavor & fragrance)

trans-2-Hexenal (LAL)
“Leaf Aldehyde” – C6H10O

The popular ingredient known as “leaf aldehyde,” gives off a fruity, almost apple impression when used in scents and fragrances. This product is organic and can be naturally found in citrus, jasmine, sage oil and the violet leaf. As a flavor this product provides an unparalleled freshness for a wide range of fruit and vegetable applications. Such flavors include: apple, peach, red fruits, and tomato flavors.

Product Information:
  • Product Abbreviation: LAL
  • Chemical Name: trans-2-Hexenal
  • Molecular Weight: 98.14
General Properties:
  • Boiling Point (deg. C): 146-147
  • Melting Point (deg. C): -39.8
  • Specific Gravity (g/cm3): 0.842-0.846
  • Flash Point (deg. C): 42.5 (Tag Closed Cup Method)
Specifications:
  • Color: 30 (max)
  • Water (wt%): 0.3 (max)
  • Acid Value (KOH, mg/g): 5.0 (max)
  • Purity (G.C. %): 98.0 (min)
  • Refractive Index (20 deg. C): 1.4450-1.4480

trans-2-Hexenol (LAH)
“trans-2-Hexen-1-OL” – C6H12O

Product Information:
  • Product Abbreviation: LAH
  • Chemical Name: trans-2-Hexenol
  • Molecular Weight: 100.16
General Properties:
  • Boiling Point (deg. C): 157
  • Specific Gravity (g/cm3): 0.842
  • Flash Point (deg. C): 60 (Tag Closed Cup Method)
Specifications:
  • Color: 20 (max) Water (wt%): 0.3 (max)
  • Acid Value (KOH, mg/g): 2.0 (max)
  • Purity (G.C. %): 95.0 (min)
  • Refractive Index (20 deg. C): 1.4370-1.4400

trans-2-Hexenyl Acetate (LEA)
C8H14O2

LEA is often used in cosmetics as a raw material for perfuming agents and artificial essential oils. The product is described as having the scent of a fresh apple skin with a spicy undertone similar to cinnamon.

Product Information:
  • Molecular Weight: 142.20
  • Boiling Point (deg. C): 166 Specific Gravity (g/cm3): 0.899
  • Flash Point (deg. C): 64 (Tag Closed Cup Method)
  • Color: 20 (max) Water (wt%): 0.1 (max)
  • Purity (G.C. %): 98.0 (min)
  • Acid Value (KOH, mg/g): 1.0 (max)
  • Refractive Index (20 deg. C): 1.4260-1.4290

EB Series

Containing the same prefix “ethyl” the following three products are referred to as the “EB series.”

2-Ethylbutanol (2EBO)
C6H14O

2EBO can be used as a raw material for medicine, resin, as well as flavoring. It is often used as a solvent and in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Product Information:
  • Molecular Weight: 102.18 Boiling Point (deg. C): 149
  • Melting Point (deg. C): -80 Specific Gravity (g/cm3): 0.833
  • Flash Point (deg. C): 57 (Tag Closed Cup Method)
  • Solubility in Water (wt%): 0.43 (at 20 deg. C)
  • Color: 20 (max) Water (wt%): 0.1 (max)
  • n-Hexanol (G.C. %): 0.1 (max)
  • Purity (G.C. %): 98.0 (min)

2-Ethylbutyric acid (2EBS)
C6H12O2

2EBS is often used in flavors and fragrances, as a solvent, and in organic synthesis.

Product Information:
  • Molecular Weight: 116.16 Boiling Point (deg. C): 194
  • Melting Point (deg. C): -9.4 Specific Gravity (g/cm3): 0.923
  • Flash Point (deg. C): 94 (Tag Closed Cup Method)
  • Solubility in Water (wt%): 0.22 (at 20 deg. C)
  • Solubility of Water (wt%): 3.3 (at 20 deg. C)
  • Color: 20 (max) Water (wt%): 0.5 (max)
  • Purity (G.C. %): 98.0 (min)

2-Ethylbutanal (2EBA)
C6H12O

2EBA can be utilized as a raw material in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, rubber, resin, and as flavoring.

Product Information:
  • Molecular Weight: 100.16 Boiling Point (deg. C): 117
  • Melting Point (deg. C): -56 Specific Gravity (g/cm3): 0.814
  • Flash Point (deg. C): 17.3 (Tag Closed Cup Method)
  • Solubility in Water (wt%): 0.5 (at 20 deg. C)
  • Color: 50 (max) Acid Content (wt%, As Acetic acid): 1 (max)
  • Purity (G.C. %): 98.0 (min)