Agent Name

Methyl anisate

CAS Number

121-98-2

Formula

C9-H10-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Methyl 4-anisate; 4-Methoxybenzoic acid methyl ester; Benzoic acid, 4-methoxy-, methyl ester; Benzoic acid, p-methoxy-, methyl ester; Methyl 4-methoxybenzoate; Methyl p-anisate; Methyl p-methoxybenzoate; p-Anisic acid, methyl ester; p-Methoxybenzoic acid methyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

White crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; [RTECS] Fragrance ingredient with positive human patch test results (1 of 182 patients), but insufficient data to classify as "established contact allergen in humans"; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A mild skin irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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