PROPENYL GUAETHOL (VANITROPE)
Wt. : 178.23 White Crystalline Powder
Mel. Pt. : 86 deg C
Purity : 98-99% Assay by GC
10% in Alcohol, 4% in Propylene Glycol, 20% in Benzyl
Sparingly soluble in water, soluble in most perfumes
& flavour oils.
Instantly Sweet, but Medicinal - Phenolic in dry
Sweet odour seems to vanish at lower concentrations.
Vanila like, warm, spicy, pleasant taste.
This product is under G.R.A.S. List. (i.e. Generally
Recognised As Safe).
GRAS . FEMA 2922 Council Of Europe No. 170
This Guaiacol derivative of the Vanilla family is
one of the most successful members of
that group. When used in configuration with Vanillin
and Ethyl-Vanillin this material is
capable of supplying an enormous vanilla like power
to the flavour composition. The
manufacturer estimates the power to be about 15
to 16 times than that of Vanillin.
This material is used in many types of flavour compositions
like Chocolate, Nut, Vanilla,
Butter-Scotch, Rum, Caramel etc. It may also be
used as a sweetener in pharma compositions
at very low concentrations.
Propenyl guaethol is used in perfumes as a sweetner
or as a replacement for Vanillin, if
there is discoloration problem. By using less propenyl
guaethol to achieve the same
Vanilla sweetness, the perfumer can reduce the amount
of sensitive Aldehyde group
per weight unit of the perfume, and reduce the risk
of discoloration in ratio equivalent
to the Vanillin / Propenyl Guaethol substitution.
It is characteristic of Vanillin that discoloration
occurs at a certain level of Vanillin concentration.
Propenyl Guaethol is used is Soaps & Cosmetics
as it is stable in alkaline media as compared to
The toxicity of this material has been estimated
as equal to that of Vanillin gram for gram.
In other words it is less toxic as a Vanillin replacement.