Agent Name

Vanillic acid

CAS Number

121-34-6

Formula

C8-H8-O4

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

3-Methoxy-4-hydroxybenzoic acid; 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzoic acid; Acide vanillique; Benzoic acid, 4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-; Protocatechuic acid, 3-methyl ester; VA; VA (VAN); m-Anisic acid, 4-hydroxy-; p-Vanillic acid; [ChemIDplus] 4-Hydroxy-m-anisic acid; [JECFA]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

White odorless solid; [Merck Index] White to beige powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Causes other liver changes, effects on other transferases, and inflammatory effects in acute intraperitoneal studies of mice; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Vanillin."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.71E-5 mm Hg

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