Vanillic Acid
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Title: Vanillic Acid
CAS Registry Number: 121-34-6
CAS Name: 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzoic acid
Molecular Formula: C8H8O4
Molecular Weight: 168.15
Percent Composition: C 57.14%, H 4.80%, O 38.06%
Literature References: Obtained from vanillin by oxidation with silver oxide or by controlled caustic fusion: Pearl, Org. Synth. 30, 101 (1950).
Properties: White, odorless needles. mp 210°. Sublimes undecomposed. Sol in 860 parts water; very sol in alc; sol in ether. Not colored by FeCl3. Its salts are freely sol in water.
Melting point: mp 210°

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