Anisyl alcohol

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


CAS No. 105-13-5

Odour (decreasing): Sweet, floral-hawthorn and lilac, powdery, vanilla, balsamic

Solvent: 50% TEC but see below for option to buy undiluted.

Main Synonyms: 4-methoxybenzyl alcohol; anise alcohol; anisic alcohol; para-Anisol alcohol; para-Anisyl alcohol

See below for more description and documentation



Description and usage notes:

Milder, longer lasting and more floral and less anisic than Anisaldehyde, this is a very useful material with an odour very reminiscent of a milder Heliotropine.  Occurs widely in a range of fruits, flowers and in honey.

Arctander says this about it: “Mild-floral, very sweet odor, reminiscent of Lilac and Vanilla with a faint, delicate, balsamic background.  Very useful in Lilac, Appleblossom, Sweet Pea, Gardenia, Jasmin, etc. Gives pleasant notes with Nitromusks and with certain types of non-Nitromusks. Good tenacity.”

Like Anisaldehyde, anisyl alcohol can be used in place of Heliotropine as it does not discolour in most media, and of course being an alcohol is more stable than the aldehydes.  It is produced to a minimum purity of 98%.

There is an IFRA standard covering this material which specifies a maximum amount of 0.68% in a finished fine fragrance – amounts for other applications vary – but that’s enough to mean the product is still very useful.

This material is a white solid mass in cool conditions, melting at about 25 Centigrade into a clear liquid.  By default we supply it at 50% in TEC for ease of handling but if you prefer undiluted you can buy it at the same price but we make a small charge to melt it for you.  You only need to pay the melting charge once regardless of how much Anisyl Alcohol you’re buying.  Please make a note in the box at checkout to tell use which product your melting charge applies to if you’re buying multiple items.


Safety Data Sheet

Certificate of Analysis

1 review for Anisyl alcohol

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    thefragrantmind (verified owner)

    Summer hedge, mild liquorice and, to my nose, very soft yet prominent.

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