💊 Chemical information
Vainillina; Vaniliini; Vanilin; Vanilinas; Vanillic Aldehyde; Vanilline; Vanillinum; Wanilina. 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde.
Chemical formula: C8H8O3 = 152.1.
CAS — 121-33-5.
Pharmacopoeias.In Eur. and Viet. Also in USNF.
Ph. Eur. 6.2(Vanillin). White or slightly yellowish crystalline needles or powder. M.p. 81° to 84°. Slightly soluble in water; freely soluble in alcohol and in methyl alcohol; it dissolves in dilute solutions of alkali hydroxides. Protect from light.
USNF 26(Vanillin). Fine, white to slightly yellow crystals, usually needle-like, having an odour and taste suggestive of vanilla. M.p. 81° to 83°. Soluble 1 in 100 of water at 25°, 1 in 20 of water at 80°, 1 in 20 of glycerol; freely soluble in alcohol, in chloroform, in ether, and in solutions of fixed alkali hydroxides. Its solutions are acid to litmus. Store in airtight containers. Protect from light.
Vanillin is used as a flavour and in perfumery.
BP 2008: Tolu-flavour Solution. Proprietary PreparationsMulti-ingredient: Belg.: Pulmex; Pulmex Baby; Turk.: Musilaks.
Published May 08, 2019.