Guaiacol is a co-product that is obtained during the hydroxylation of Anisole. The process is unique, novel, and environment-friendly; having only water as a by-product.
Guaiacol is a chemical intermediate used for manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Intermediate. It is a pre-cursor to manufacturing APIs for cough syrup and various flavors such as Eugenol and Vanillin. It is used as a key starting material to produce APIs. It is also used in the synthesis of food materials and perfumery products.
The unique aromatic odor of guaiacol makes it suitable for acting as perfumery as well as flavoring agents.
Guaiacol also finds applications in the agriculture sector as it protects the crop from damage and improves the crop yield. Guaiacol serves as a reducing agent for bio catalytic reactions as well.