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W379601 Sigma-Aldrich

Vanillyl butyl ether

natural (US), 97%, FG

Synonym: 4-(butoxymethyl)-2-methoxy-Phenol

  • CAS Number 82654-98-6

  • Linear Formula 4-(HO)C6H3-3-(OCH3)CH2O(CH2)3CH3

  • Molecular Weight 210.27

  •  FEMA Number 3796

  •  MDL number MFCD00238529

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329830655

  •  Flavis number 4.093



Related Categories Alphabetical Listings, Certified Food Grade Products, Certified Natural Products, Flavors and Fragrances, Follows IFRA Guidelines,
grade   FG
  follows IFRA guidelines
  natural (US)
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  FDA 21 CFR (117)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
assay   97%
refractive index   n20/D 1.516(lit.)
bp   241 °C(lit.)
solubility   soluble (Insoluble in water. Soluble in organic solvents, oils.)
density   1.057 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   creamy; sweet; vanilla
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens



1 kg in poly bottle

100, 500 g in poly bottle


This compound has a characteristic trigeminal, burning, hot pepper nature and can be used in spice flavors like pepper, cinnamon and ginger, as well as blends for some baked applications, including cookies. Other potential applications include flavoring for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with herbal, berry, vanilla, cola, ginger ale, root beer, hot chocolate, chai, ice tea and mints.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Taste at 10-15%

General description

Vanillyl butyl ether is an alkoxy-substituted benzyl derivative mainly used as a flavoring agent.

Protocols & Articles


Potential Application for Vanillyl Butyl Ether

Vanillyl butyl ether is useful in preparing Jamaican ginger beer flavors where the ginger after taste heat is a must. It could also be used for alcohol flavors where the throat burn would be useful.

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