4-Methoxybenzaldehyde is widely utilized in the fragrance and flavor industry. It finds application as an important intermediate in the synthesis of other organic compounds, perfumes and pharmaceuticals like antihistamines. It is also used in the preparation of agrochemicals, dyes and plastic additives. A solution of para-anisaldehyde with acid and ethanol is used as stain in thin layer chromatography (TLC), which provides easy identification of different compounds.
Miscible with acetone, alcohol, ether, chloroform and benzene. Immiscible with water.
Air and Light Sensitive. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong bases, strong oxidizing agents and strong reducing agents.
|247° to 249°C|
|0° to 2°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Harmful if swallowed.
GHS P Statement
Wash thoroughly after handling.
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : BZ2625000
TSCA : TSCA
storageNote1 : Air sensitive