Agent Name

p-Anisaldehyde

CAS Number

123-11-5

Formula

C8-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-Anisaldehyde; 4-Methoxybenzaldehyde; Anisic aldehyde; Aubepine; Benzaldehyde, 4-methoxy-; Crategine; Formylanisole, p-; Obepin; p-Anisic aldehyde; p-Formylanisole; p-Methoxybenzaldehyde; p-Methoxybenzaldehyde (natural); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzaldehydes

Description

Colorless to pale yellow liquid; [Hawley] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Metabolite of Lentinus lepidus (oderiforous fungus), Polyporus benzoinus (wood rotting fungus), and Daldalea juniperina; [Merck Index] Found in various essential oils and extracts; Used to make insect attractants (especially for cockroaches); Also used in electroplating and in fragrances and flavors; [HSDB]

Comments

A mutagen and moderate skin irritant; Causes somnolence in lethal-dose feeding studies of rats; Causes GI necrosis and fatty liver in high-dose feeding studies of mice; [RTECS] In humans at 10% in petrolatum, there was no irritation after 48 hours closed-patch testing; [HSDB] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; May cause damage to GI tract and liver; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.03 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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