VANILLIN - (121-33-5)

Introduction

Name: vanillin; 4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde*; methyl vanillin
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 121-33-5
Chemical Formula: C8H8O3
Molar Mass: 152.14732 g
State of Matter: white crystals
Mass Percent: C 63.153 %; H 5.2998 %; O 31.547 % 
Isomers:  4-methoxybenzoic acid  •  methyl salicylate  •  (R)-(-)-mandelic acid  •  methylparaben  •  mandelic acid

Classification

• organic • aldehyde • aromatic • phenol ether

Uses/Function

• "Vanillin is a common flavoring agent." 1

Bonding

Double Bonds: 4
Triple Bonds: 0
Sigma Bonds: 19
Pi Bonds: 4
Total: 23
Carboxyl Groups: 0
Hydroxyl Groups: 1

For More Information

Sources

(1) - Kotz, John C. and Purcell, Keith F. Chemlstry and Chemlcal Reactivity, 2nd ed.; CBS College Publishing: New York. NY, 1987; p 99.