P-Methoxybenzaldehyde is naturally found in anise oil. It appears colorless liquid with the odor of hawthorn flower.

P-Methoxybenzaldehyde can be prepared by the oxidation of anesol, sommelet reaction of anisole, and the methylation P-hydroxybenzaldehyde, etc.

It is widely used in the preparation of fragrance.

Substance Identification

Synonyms Triplet sensitizer | P-Methoxybenzaldehyde | Anisic aldehyde | Aubepine
CAS 123-11-5
EINECS 204-602-6
FEMA 2670
HS.CODE 291200
Molecular Formula C8H8O2
Moleclar Weight 136.15

Application & Uses

  • used as a fragrance ingredient
  • used as a flavoring agent
  • used as a triplet sensitizer to catalyze the photochemical intermolecular atom-transfer radical addition (ATRA) of haloalkanes onto olefins
  • used as a stain for detecting non UV-active substances using thin layer chromatography (TLC)
  • used in pharmaceutical
  • used as intermediate in organic synthesis

Features & Benefits

  • Soluble in ethanol, ether, acetone, chloroform, etc., soluble in benzene, insoluble in water. It can volatilize with water vapor.

Sales Specification

Appearance Colorless to light yellow transparent liquid
Odor Floral aroma
Density 1.119 to 1.122
Refractive Index 1.571 to 1.574
Acid Value, mgKOH/g 5
Assay, % 99 min
LD50 oral, rat 1510mg/kg
LD50 dermal, rabbit 5gm/kg min


  •  Steel Drum, 200kg net each

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H303/412
P-Code P273
Response P312
Storage No data available
Disposal P501
S-phrases: S26-S36-S45-S36/37-S16-S7 | R-phrases: R22


  • 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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