Agent Name

p-Anisic acid

Alternative Name

4-Methoxybenzoic acid

CAS Number

100-09-4

Formula

C8-H8-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-Anisic acid; ANISIC ACID, PARA; Anisic acid, p-isomer; Draconic acid; Kyselina 4-methoxybenzoova [Czech]; p-Methoxybenzoic acid; Benzoic acid, 4-methoxy-; 4-Methoxybenzoic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzoic Acid Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Beige powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0015 mm Hg

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