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117870 Sigma-Aldrich

trans-Anethole

99%

Synonym: 4-Propenylanisole, trans-1-Methoxy-4-(1-propenyl)benzene

  • CAS Number 4180-23-8

  • Linear Formula CH3CH=CHC6H4OCH3

  • Molecular Weight 148.20

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 774229

  •  EC Number 224-052-0

  •  MDL number MFCD00009284

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24847351

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Properties

Related Categories Acyclic, Alkenes, Building Blocks, Cell Biology, Chemical Synthesis,
InChI Key   RUVINXPYWBROJD-ONEGZZNKSA-N
assay   99%
form   solid or liquid
refractive index   n20/D 1.561 (lit.)
bp   234-237 °C (lit.)
mp   20-21 °C (lit.)
solubility   H2O: very slightly soluble
  acetone: soluble
  alcohol: freely soluble
  benzene: soluble
  carbon disulfide: soluble
  chloroform: miscible
  diethyl ether: miscible
  ethyl acetate: soluble
  petroleum ether: soluble
density   0.988 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Description

General description

trans-Anethole is the chief component of several essential oils including star anise, anise seed oil and sweet fennel. It is a commercial flavor substance in baked goods, candy,ice cream, chewing gum, and alcoholic beverages.

Application

trans-Anethole was used as carbon and energy supplement in the culture media of Pseudomonas putida strain, JYR-1 .

Packaging

25, 100 mL in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Major metabolite of trans-anethole in human volunteers was 4-methoxyhippuric acid. It can be metabolized by a Arthrobacter strain (TA13).

Naturally occurring phenylpropene derivative that is estrogenic at lower concentrations and cytotoxic at higher concentrations to cancer cell lines. The cytotoxicity is related to the metabolism of trans-anethole to 4-hydroxy-1-propenylbenzene.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
BZ9275000
Flash Point(F) 
195.8 °F
Flash Point(C) 
91 °C

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Peer-Reviewed Papers
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