p-Anisic Acid

p-Anisic acid, also called 4-methoxybenzoic acid or draconic acid, is one of the isomers of anisic acid. It appears white to slight yellowish powder.

p-Anisic acid is found naturally in anise. It is also prepared by chemical synthesis from natural anethole.

p-Anisic acid has antiseptic properties. It is widely used as an intermediate in the preparation of more complex organic compounds.

Substance Identification

Synonyms Draconic Acid | para-Methoxybenzoic Acid | 4-Anisic acid | 4-Methoxybenzoic acid
CAS 1335-08-6, 100-09-4
EINECS 202-818-5
FEMA 3945
HS.CODE 291800
Molecular Formula C8H8O3
Moleclar Weight 152.15

Application & Uses

  • used as a pharmaceutical intermediate to produce 3-Amino-4-methoxybenzoic acid and 4-methoxybenzoyl chloride etc.
  • used as fine chemical raw material to produce aromatics, cosmetics, etc.
  • used in many organic syntheses
  • used as intermediate in the dye industry

Features & Benefits

  • Dissolve in alcohol, ether, chloroform and ethyl acetate, slightly soluble in hot water, water solubility of 20 DEG C for 0.3 g/L

Sales Specification

Appearance White to slight yellowish powder
Odor Sweet flower odor
Content, @HPLC, % 99 min
Content of Water, % 1 max
Arsenic (As), mg/kg 3 max
Heavy metals (Pb), mg/kg 10 max


  • Fiber Drum, 25kg net each

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S-phrases: S26-S36-S24/25 | R-phrases: R36/37/38


  • flammable materials should be stored in a separate safety storage cabinet or room
  • ground all equipment containing material
  • keep away from heat
  • keep away from sources of ignition
  • keep container tightly closed
  • keep in a cool, well-ventilated place


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