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Piperonal Properties


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Piperonal is an aromatic aldehyde. It is used as flavoring and in perfume. It can be obtained by oxidation of piperonyl alcohol or the reduction of piperic acid. It is also a minor natural component of the extract of vanilla. It is a common additive in inexpensive synthetic vanilla flavor and candies.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystalline solid
Boiling Point 264 °C
CAS Number 120-57-0 
Density 1.337 g/cm3
EINECS Number 204-409-7
IUPAC Name 1,3-Benzodioxole-5-carbaldehyde
InChI 1S/C8H6O3/c9-4-6-1-2-7-8(3-6)11-5-10-7/h1-4H,5H2
Melting Point 35-37 °C
Molar Mass 150.13 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H6O3
RTECS Number TO1575000
Solubility Slightly soluble
Synonyms Heliotropine;Protocatechuic Aldehyde Methylene Ether;1,3-Benzodioxole-5-carboxaldehyde;2H-Benzo[3,4-d]-1,3-dioxolan-5-ylformaldehyde;3,4-(Methylenedioxy)benzaldehyde;3,4-Dihydroxybenzaldehyde Methylene Ketal;5-Formyl-1,3-benzodioxolane;5-Formyl-1,3-benzodioxole;Benzo[d][1,3]dioxole-5-carbaldehyde;Piperonaldehyde;Piperonyl Aldehyde;Piperonal
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