VANILLIC ACID

PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

CAS NO. 121-34-6

VANILLIC ACID

EINECS NO. 204-466-8
FORMULA C8H8O4
MOL WT. 168.15

H.S. CODE

 

TOXICITY

 
SYNONYMS 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzoic acid;
3-Methoxy-4-Hydroxybenzoic acid; 4-hydroxy-m-anisic acid; Acide vanillique; Protocatechuic acid, 3-methyl ester; p-Vanillic acid; Vanillinsäure; ácido vanílico; Acide vanillique;
SMILES

 

CLASSIFICATION

CARBOCYCLIC CARBOXYLIC ACIDS /

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

PHYSICAL STATE White to light yellow powder or crystals
MELTING POINT 210 - 213 C
BOILING POINT  
SPECIFIC GRAVITY  
SOLUBILITY IN WATER Slightly soluble
pH  
VAPOR DENSITY

5.8

REFRACTIVE INDEX

Health: 1; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0

NFPA RATINGS

 

AUTOIGNITION

 

FLASH POINT

 

STABILITY Stable under ordinary conditions.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION & APPLICATIONS

Vanilla is a plant belongs to the family Orchidaceae, native to tropical American forests. Both V. planifo¢lia Andr. (Mexican or Bourbon vanilla) and V. tahiten¢sis Moor (Tahitian vanilla) have fruits called vanilla beans which are picked before fully matured. Vanilla is a choice of flavoring agnet prepared from vanilla beans with or without the addition of sugar, dextrose, or glycerol. Vanilla extract contains soluble matter from not less than 10 grams of vanilla beans in 100 milliliters. Vanillin (chemically 4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde) is a constituent of vanilla or is prepared synthetically.

Vanillic acid: the oxidation form of vanillin. The chemical designation is 4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzoic acid.

Ethamivan: the diethylamide of vanillic acid; used as a central nervous system stimulant, respiratory stimulant, and analeptic.

Ethyl vanillin: white to pale yellow crystal; melting 76.5 C; having 3.5 times stronger flavour and more stable in organic solvents and in storage than vanillin but does not have the true flavour. It is used in pharmaceutical preparations and the food industry as a flavoring agent to replace or strengthen vanilla.

Acetovanillon: white crystal a faint vanilla odor; melting point 115 C; soluble in hot water, alcohol, benzene, chloroform, and ether; used as a cardiotonic drug. Chemical naming is 4'-Hydroxy-3'-methoxyacetophenone.

SALES SPECIFICATION

APPEARANCE

White to light yellow crystalline powder

PURITY (G.C.)

99.0% min

MELTING POINT

210 - 213 C

MOISTURE

0.5% max

HEAVY METALS

10ppm max

TRANSPORTATION
PACKING
25kgs in bag
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