Heliotropin is also known as piperonal. It is naturally found in various plants,including dill, vanilla, violet flowers, and black pepper,etc. It appears white crystalline powder with cherry-like odor.

Heliotropin can be prepared by oxidizing isosafrole.

It is widely used in the fragrance formulation of soaps, perfumes and cosmetics.

Substance Identification

Synonyms PIPERONAL | Piperonyl aldehyde | Piperonaldehyde | Protocatechualdehyde methylene ether
CAS 120-57-0
EINECS 204-409-7
FEMA 2911
HS.CODE 293200
Molecular Formula C8H6O3
Moleclar Weight 150.133

Application & Uses

  • used as raw material for synthesizing fine chemical products, such as 2-Methyl-3-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)propanal, piperonyl acetone, and jasmine
  • widely used as pharmaceutical intermediate, such as berberine, sesamol and pyrethrum
  • used for direct preparation of insecticides
  • used in the blending of various fragrance, such as the fragrance of cosmetics, indoor deodorant and daily chemicals
  • used in the flavor of food and beverage
  • used as a brightener for nickel plating in electroplating industry

Features & Benefits

  • Soluble in alcohol, benzyl benzoate, dipropylene glycol, fixed oils; insoluble in paraffin

Sales Specification

Appearance white Crystalline powder
Odor Cherry-like
Acid Value, KOH/g 3.00 max
Purity, % 99 min
LD50 oral, rat 2700mg/kg

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H317
P-Code P261/272/280
Response P302+P352 P333+P313 P321 P362+P364
Storage No data available
Disposal P501
UN Number: UN 1993 3/PG 3 |  S-phrases: S61-S24/25 | R-phrases: R38/52/53


  • 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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