Agent Name

Anisyl formate

CAS Number

122-91-8

Formula

C9-H10-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-Methoxybenzenemethyl formate; 4-Methoxybenzyl formate; Anisyl alcohol, formate; Anisyl formate (natural); Anisyl methanoate; Benzenemethanol, 4-methoxy-, formate; Benzyl alcohol, p-methoxy-, formate; Methoxybenzyl methanoate, p-; p-Methoxybenzyl alcohol, formate; p-Methoxybenzyl formate; Benzenemethanol, 4-methoxy-, 1-formate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Aromatic Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Anise alcohol."

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