Agent Name

Zingerone

CAS Number

122-48-5

Formula

C11-H14-O3

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

(0)-Paradol; (4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)ethyl methyl ketone; 2-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)ethyl methyl ketone; 2-Butanone, 4-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-; 3-Methoxy-4-hydroxy-benzylacetone; 4-(3-Methoxy-4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanone; 4-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-2-butanone; 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzylacetone; Gingerone; Vanillyl acetone; Vanillylacetone; Zingherone; Zingiberone; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Food Additives

Description

Solid with a spicy pungent odor like ginger; [Merck Index] Commercial substance: Yellowish liquid; [HSDB] Solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Obtained from ginger root or prepared from vanillin and acetone; Used in fragrances, flavors, cosmetics, and spice oils; [Merck Index]

Comments

Oral LD50 (rat) = 2580 mg/kg; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

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