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Acetanisole is an aromatic ketone that is a colorless to pale yellow fused solid with odor suggestive of hawthorn and floral note of heliotrope, according to its material safety data sheet. Flavor handbook states it has a bitter, unpleasant taste.
According to Wikipedia, it is found naturally in castoreum, the glandular secretion of the beaver.
Philip Morris used 82.252 pounds of acetanisole 1991, according to Philip Morris ingredient poundage info for 1991.
Synonyms for acetanisole include:
ACETYL ANISOLE (4-)
METHOXY ACETOPHENONE (4-)
METHOXY ACETOPHENONE (PARA-)
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