Agent Name

Syringaldehyde

CAS Number

134-96-3

Formula

C9-H10-O4

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

3,5-Dimethoxy-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde; 3,5-Dimethoxy-4-hydroxybenzene carbonal; 4-Hydroksy-3,5-dwumetoksybenzaldehyd [Polish]; 4-Hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxybenzaldehyde; Benzaldehyde, 3,5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxy-; Gallaldehyde 3,5-dimethyl ether; Syringealdehyde; Syringic aldehyde; Syringylaldehyde; Benzaldehyde, 3,5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxy-; Benzaldehyde, 4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxy-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Pale yellow solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

"Widely distributed in plants." [Merck Index] Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Causes altered sleep time (including change in righting reflex) in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice (LD50 = 1,000 mg/kg); [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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