TECHNICAL DATA

ANETHOL

Illicium verum
China
CAS 4180-23-8 ; 104-46-1 EINECS 224-052-0 FEMA 2086
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Description
TECHNICAL DATA
SPECIFICATIONS
STORAGE
Crop season:
ALL YEAR
Part of the plant used:
Seeds and leaves
Method of extraction:
Fractionated distillation
Star anise is an important oriental spice with a star like shape. It is originated in China and  produced in China, Vietnam and Laos.  Star anise has a prime place in Chinese five spice powder mix. It is popular in the culinary art of a few Asian countries and possesses high medicinal value. The oil is used for flavouring kitchen and bakery preparations and in beverages, cosmetics and aromatherapy. Anethole is extracted from Star anise oil and it has a sweet anise warm herbal, spice, licorice mimosa aromatic herbaceous.
Original plant 
Illicium verum hook 
Part of the plant used 
Seeds and leaves 
Formula 
C10 h12 o 
Molecular weight 
148 
Cas 
4180-23-8 ; 104-46-1 
Einecs 
224-052-0 
Fema 
2086 
Tariff number 
2909309090 
Appearance at 20°c 
Liquid/solid 
Color 
Colourless 
Odor 
Anise like, sweet 
Taste 
Sweet 
Optical rotation (°) 
-0,15 / 0,15 
Density at 20°c (g/ml)) 
0,980 - 0,990 
Refractive index nd20 
1,5600 - 1,5620 
Flashpoint (°c) 
90 
Solubility 
Nearly insoluble in water 
Assay (% gc) 
Trans-anethole>99%; cis-anethole<0,15% 
Keep in tightly closed container in a cool and dry place, protected from light. When stored for more than 24 months, quality should be checked before use.
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Appearance at 20°c 
Liquid/solid 
Color 
Colourless 
Odor 
Anise like, sweet 
Taste 
Sweet 
Optical rotation (°) 
-0,15 / 0,15 
Density at 20°c (g/ml)) 
0,980 - 0,990 
Refractive index nd20 
1,5600 - 1,5620 
Flashpoint (°c) 
90 
Solubility 
Nearly insoluble in water 
Assay (% gc) 
Trans-anethole>99%; cis-anethole<0,15% 

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