• Oshin Gulsia

      Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education

    • Vanillin: One Drug, Many Cures

      Oshin Gulsia

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      Chemically, `vanillin' belongs to the class of benzaldehydes, its structural formula being 4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde. It is one of the key constituents of vanilla pods, primarily from the species of $Vanilla planifolia$. However, since it is un-economical to grow vanilla on a large scale, it is prepared synthetically to meet the diverse demands of growing food and pharmaceutical industries. Recently, vanillin has warranted the attention of the scientific community because of its versatility and utility. From the medicine cabinet to your savory platter, its ubiquitous presence is what makes one wonder, “is this the next-gen supermolecule we had been waiting for?"

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