Vanillin is an organic compound naturally occurring in vanilla. It is white to pale yellow needle crystal with milky and vanilla aroma. The so-called natural vanillin is prepared by isomerization and oxidation of eugenol. The synthetic vanillin is prepared by nitroso process.

Synthetic vanillin is usually classified into methyl vanillin and ethyl vanillin. Methyl vanillin is white or yellowish crystal with vanilla and rich milky odor. It is the main ingredient of creamy vanilla essence. Ethyl vanillin is a white to yellowish needle crystal or crystalline powder with vanilla bean odor. Vanillin is widely used in the flavor and fragrance formulation.

Substance Identification

Synonyms Vanillin Crystal | 2-Methoxy-4-formylphenol | Vanilla
CAS 121-33-5
EINECS 204-465-2
FEMA 3107
HS.CODE 29124100
Molecular Formula C8H8O3
Moleclar Weight N/A

Application & Uses

  • used as main flavor components of milk flavor and other flavors like violet, orchid, sunflower and oriental flavor
  • used as pharmaceutical intermediates, such as the production of antihypertensive drugs methyldopa, catechol drugs dopa, as well as Baineidian, Dichlorpheniram, etc.
  • used as perfume fixatives, modifiers and mixtures with jasmine aldehyde, coumarin, musk, etc.
  • used in analytical Chemistry for testing protein azadiene, resorcinol and tannic acid
  • used as standard reagent for organic analysis

Sales Specification

Appearance White crystals
Odor Fruity, creamy
Loss on drying, % ≤0.5
Solubility, @25°C Soluble in 2 volumes of 95% ethanol
Purity , G.C, % ≥99.5


  • Iron Drum, 25kg net each
  • Iron Drum, 50kg net each

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H303/319/402
P-Code P264/273/280
Response P305+P351+P338 P312 P337+P313
Storage No data available
Disposal P501
S-phrases: S24/25-S22 | R-phrases: R22


  • moisture proof, light proof
  • avoid being stored in iron containers
  • protect from light and keep containers closed, Avoid contamination from other special smell

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