Veratraldehyde

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Veratraldehyde
Veratrumaldehyd.svg
Names
IUPAC name
3,4-Dimethoxybenzaldehyde
Other names
Methylvanillin; Veratric aldehyde; Veratral; Veratryl aldehyde; Veratrum aldehyde; Vanillin methyl ether
Identifiers
3D model (Jmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.003.976
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Properties
C9H10O3
Molar mass 166.18 g·mol−1
Appearance Peach coloured crystals
Density 1.114 g/mL
Melting point 40 to 43 °C (104 to 109 °F; 313 to 316 K)
Boiling point 281 °C (538 °F; 554 K)
organic solvents
Hazards
Main hazards Harmful
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Veratraldehyde is an organic compound that is widely used as a flavorant and odorant. The compound is structurally related to benzaldehyde.

This compound is popular commercially because of its pleasant woody fragrance. It is derivative of vanillin, from which it is prepared by methylation.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karl-Georg Fahlbusch, Franz-Josef Hammerschmidt, Johannes Panten, Wilhelm Pickenhagen, Dietmar Schatkowski, , Kurt Bauer, Dorothea Garbe and Horst Surburg "Flavors and Fragrances" in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2003. doi:10.1002/14356007.a11_141