Vanillin Synthesis from 4-Hydroxybenzaldehyde

@inproceedings{Taber2007VanillinSF,
  title={Vanillin Synthesis from 4-Hydroxybenzaldehyde},
  author={Douglass F. Taber and Shweta M Patel and Travis M. Hambleton and Emma E. Winkel},
  year={2007}
}
A simple and safe preparation of vanillin from 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde is described. This synthesis is appropriate for undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory courses. 

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If you were to spill bromine solution on your skin, what action, in addition to washing with soap and water, should you take to minimize damage? CAS Registry numbers: 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde, 123-08-0

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