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Ethyl vanillin, also known as ethyl protal or
2-ethoxy-4-formylphenol, is a member of the class of compounds
known as hydroxybenzaldehydes. Hydroxybenzaldehydes are organic
aromatic compounds containing a benzene ring carrying an aldehyde
group and a hydroxyl group. Ethyl vanillin is slightly soluble (in
water) and a very weakly acidic compound (based on its pKa). Ethyl
vanillin has a sweet, caramel, and creamy taste. Ethyl vanillin
exists in all eukaryotes, ranging from yeast to humans. Ethyl
vanillin is the organic compound with the formula
(C2H5O)(HO)C6H3CHO. This colorless solid consists of a benzene ring
with hydroxyl, ethoxy, and formyl groups on the 4, 3, and 1
positions, respectively . Ethyl vanillin is a flavouring agent with
flavouring power 2-4 times greater than vanillin. Ethyl vanillin is
used especially in cocoa product.Ethyl vanillin structure
Ethylvanillin is prepared from catechol, beginning with ethylation
to give guethol (1). This ether condenses with glyoxylic acid to
give the corresponding mandelic acid derivative (2), which by
oxidation (3) and decarboxylation, gives ethylvanillin (4).Application
As a flavorant, ethylvanillin is about three times as potent as
vanillin and is used in the production of chocolate.
Ethyl vanillin is also an artificial chemical that tastes like
vanilla. The main difference between it and its brother vanillin is
that ethyl vanillin is 2.5 times as potent. It’s the flavor you’re
looking for if you want to make chocolate that tastes vanilla.
Plus, ethyl vanillin and vanillin can also be used together for a
more interesting vanilla flavor.Ethyl vanillin specifications
|Appearance||White to slightly yellow crystals|
|Odor||Dense odor like vanilla bean|
|Melting point||76-78 degree centigrade|
|Solubility||1g smaple can dissolved in 3ml 95% alcohol|
|Loss on drying||≤0.5%|
|Residue on ignition||≤0.05%|
|Heavy metals||10 ppm|
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