Phenylacetaldehyde

Phenylacetaldehyde

[fen-l-as-i-tal-duh-hahyd, feen-]
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Phenylacetaldehyde is an aromatic compound found in buckwheat, chocolate and many other foods and flowers. It is also responsible for the antibiotic activity of maggot therapy and it is also a compound that is added to cigarettes to improve their aroma.

Many insects (Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Coleoptera and Neuroptera) use this substance for communication.

The aroma of pure substance was described as: honey-like, sweet, rose, green, grassy.

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