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 (və-nĭl′ĭn, văn′ə-lĭn)
A white or yellowish crystalline compound, C8H8O3, found in vanilla beans and certain balsams and resins or produced synthetically and used in perfumes, flavorings, and pharmaceuticals.


(ˈvænɪlɪn; vəˈnɪlɪn)
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline aldehyde found in vanilla and many natural balsams and resins; 3-methoxy-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde. It is a by-product of paper manufacture and is used as a flavouring and in perfumes and pharmaceuticals. Formula: (CH3O)(OH)C6H3CHO


(vəˈnɪl ɪn, ˈvæn l-)

a white, crystalline solid, C8H8O3, obtained from the vanilla bean or prepared synthetically, used chiefly as a flavoring agent and in perfumery.
[1865–70; vanill(a) + -in1]
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Noun1.vanillin - a crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and some balsam resins; used in perfumes and flavorings
vanilla bean - long bean-like fruit; seeds are used as flavoring
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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High market potential for lignin as a key intermediate to manufacturing carbon fibers, phenol, BTX and vanillin is anticipated to provide tremendous growth opportunities over the forecast period.
Seven Falls 2012 Chardonnay (Wahtuke Slope; $15) At once elegant and voluptuous, there is nice vanillin and butterscotch character here, with firm structure to support the ripe fruit.
In one example, vanillin is extracted from lignin and condensed with acetic anhydride to form acetylferulic acid, and reduced to acetyldihydroferulic acid with hydrogen.
Lignin produces useful by-products such as vanillin, resins, phenol, carbon fibres and biofuels after degradation.
For the detection of the spots of the constituents present in each sample, the following tools were used: ultraviolet light (254 and 365 nm), vanillin sulfuric solution (general developer), ethanolic solution of 1% aluminum chloride (for detection of flavonoids [Jacome et al.
For instance, lignin is increasingly substituting crude-oil in the manufacturing of synthetic vanillin.
For example, it will use annatto, which comes from the seeds found in the fruit from the achiote tree, to replace Red 40 and Yellow 5, and will use natural vanilla flavor to replace artificial vanillin.
Ethyl vanillin was selected as the model flavor compound.
A sample blank in which the vanillin reagent was replaced by 4% HCl in methanol was included.
In presence of concentrated H2 SO4, condensed tanins were transformed by the reaction with vanillin to anthocyanidols [16].
The other examples draw on a research project developing biocatalysts for transforming lignin to be used as an alternative to petroleum in the production of vanillin, resins, and carbon fibers, illustrating the challenges presented by technologies that may have multiple applications, which require researchers and TTOs to engage with multiple industries that have varying motivations and resources for technology adoption.