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[*] posted on 20-12-2018 at 16:02
Benzaldehyde from Almonds


I am considering attempting a steam distillation on crushed almonds to aquire a crude oil in which I suspect may contain up to 30% benzaldehyde. Do I risk cyanide exposure in doing this? This feels like a stupid question but I figured better safe then sorry.



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[*] posted on 20-12-2018 at 16:16


No, if you can eat it then you should not worry about it.



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[*] posted on 20-12-2018 at 16:20


Good point, I should have known that. Been a long day...



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[*] posted on 20-12-2018 at 17:17


You will get zilch unless you have access to bitter almonds, in which case there is plenty of cyanide.
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