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    Default Solids and mixing in oil

    I know that some of the aldehydes come in solid form and it is advised to mix them in alcohol for storage, but if I want to use an oil base, e.g. fractionated coconut oil, will these solids mix with such oil bases?

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    Default Re: Solids and mixing in oil

    If the aldehydes you are using are solid they have gone "off". I can't think of many aldehydes used in perfumery that are solid (Vanillin and Ethyl Vanillin come to mind). Aldehydes are quite polar so you may have problems dissolving them in Coconut Oil.

    Firstly, check your supplier, and get a better quality material. Secondly try using iso Propyl Myristate or Diethyl Phthalate as a solvent for your aldehydes.

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    Thanks. Haven't actually received the materials yet. But noticed that they were sold as grammes, so assumed they would be solid rather than liquid.

    So, assuming I do have a solid, could I dilute in iso propyl myistrate etc and then into an oil base?

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    Most perfumery materials are sold by weight, rather than volume; both liquids and solids. I don't know for sure butI am guessing that using IPM as a solvent, you could dilute your aromachemicals, and then put them into an oil base.

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