p-Anisic acid, also called 4-methoxybenzoic acid or draconic acid, is one of the isomers of anisic acid. It appears white to slight yellowish powder.
p-Anisic acid is found naturally in anise. It is also prepared by chemical synthesis from natural anethole.
p-Anisic acid has antiseptic properties. It is widely used as an intermediate in the preparation of more complex organic compounds.