Vanillin

Vanillin is an organic compound. It is a phenolic aldehyde. Its functional groups include aldehyde, hydroxyl, and ether. It is the primary component of the extract of the vanilla bean. Synthetic vanillin is now used more often than natural vanilla extract as a flavoring in foods, beverages, and pharmaceuticals.

Particular Description
CAS NO. 121-33-5
CHEMICAL FORMULA C8 H8 O3
MOLECULAR WEIGHT 152.14936000

Specification

Particular Description
Product Name Vanillin
Other Names 4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde
Appearance white to off white crystalline powder
Odar Sweet, vanilla, vanillin, creamy and phenolic
Assay 99.00 to 100.00
Boiling Point 285.00 to 286.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point 170.00 to 171.00 °C. @ 15.00 mm Hg
Melting Point 81.00 to 84.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor pressure 0.002000 mmHg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point 307.00 °F. TCC ( 153.00 °C. )
Solubility in water, 6875 mg/L @ 25 °C (est), chloroform, ethyl alcohol, 1:2 in 95% alcohol, glycerol
Storage Store in a cool and dry place.
Packaging 25kg, 50kg.

Odar Strength

medium ,recommend smelling in a 10.00 % solution or less.

Substantivity

400 hour(s) at 20.00 % in dipropylene glycol.

Packings

25kg, 50kg

Uses

Natural vanilla extract is a mixture of several hundred different compounds in addition to vanillin. Artificial vanilla flavoring is often a solution of pure vanillin, usually of synthetic origin. Because of the scarcity and expense of natural vanilla extract, synthetic preparation of its predominant component has long been of interest. The first commercial synthesis of vanillin began with the more readily available natural compound eugenol. Today, artificial vanillin is made either from guaiacol or lignin.
Lignin-based artificial vanilla flavoring is alleged to have a richer flavor profile than oil-based flavoring; the difference is due to the presence of acetovanillone, a minor component in the lignin-derived product that is not found in vanillin synthesized from guaiacol.