Agent Name

p-Hydroxybenzaldehyde

CAS Number

123-08-0

Formula

C7-H6-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-Formylphenol; 4-Hydroxybenzaldehyde; Parahydroxybenzaldehyde; p-Formylphenol; p-Oxybenzaldehyde; Benzaldehyde, 4-hydroxy-; Benzaldehyde, p-hydroxy-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzaldehydes

Description

Solid; Sublimes at atmospheric pressure without decomposition; [Merck Index] Light brown crystalline solid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Present in many plants in small amounts; [Merck Index] Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA] Used to make pharmaceuticals; [Hawley]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Aldrich MSDS]

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