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Testing Status of Vanillin M20110


CASRN: 121-33-5

Formula: C8-H8-O3

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Benzaldehyde, 4-hydroxy-3-methoxy- (9CI)

Known Uses

Flavoring agent, analytical chemistry reagent, chemical intermediate for pharmaceuticals, used in manufacture of insect attractants. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Micronucleus  (A90371)  Completed 
    • Mice: B6C3F1
    • Male Negative 
  • Salmonella  (192280)  Completed 
    • Citation: Mortelmans, K., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., Speck, W., Tainer, B., and Zeiger, E. Salmonella mutagenicity tests. II. Results from the testing of 270 chemicals Environ. Mutagen. Vol. 8 (Suppl 7) (1986) 1-119
    •  Negative