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Methyl p-anisate

≥99%, FG

Synonym: p-Anisic acid methyl ester, Methyl 4-methoxybenzoate

  • CAS Number 121-98-2

  • Linear Formula CH3OC6H4CO2CH3

  • Molecular Weight 166.17

  •  FEMA Number 2679

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 2208571

  •  EC Number 204-513-2

  •  Council of Europe no. 248

  •  MDL number MFCD00008437

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901244

  •  Flavis number 9.713



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biological source   synthetic
grade   FG
  follows IFRA guidelines
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  FDA 21 CFR (172.515)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
assay   ≥99%
bp   244-245 °C(lit.)
mp   47-51 °C (lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   anise; herbaceous; sweet
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens


Biochem/physiol Actions

Taste at 10 ppm

Other Notes

Natural occurrence: Cocoa, guava, mushroom.

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1 kg in poly bottle

250 g in poly bottle

5 kg in fiber drum


Methyl p-anisate has been used as a standard for the quantification of odorant compounds in French mimosa absolute oil by GC-Sniffing.

General description

Methyl p-anisate is used as a food flavoring agent and also as a fragrance ingredient due to its anise-like aroma.

Legal Information

For R&D Use and/or Food Manufacturing only

Safety & Documentation

New F&F Product Supplement
Protocols & Articles


Securing a Traceable Supply Chain for Food Grade Flavor Ingredients

Introduction Defining "Food Grade" Understanding "Food Grade" Versus "Industrial Grade" Top Questions to Ask a Flavor & Fragrances Supplier The Sigma-Aldrich Approach
Dr. Luke Grocholl
Quality Assurance Supervisor, Sigma-Aldrich Flavors & Fragrances
Keywords: Food & Beverage, Food Safety, Solvents

Understanding the Complexities of Kosher Ingredients

Introduction What is Kosher Product Considerations for Kosher Certification Kosher's Added Benefit to the Food Industry Sigma-Aldrich's Kosher Experience and Offering
Dr. Luke Grocholl1, Rabbi Gershon Segal

1Dr. Luke Grocholl, Quality Assurance Supervisor, Sigma-Aldrich Flavors & Fragrances
Keywords: Fermentation, Food & Beverage, Safety industry

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