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3-phenylpropionic acid

3-Phenylpropionic acid is a carboxylic acid that belongs to the class of phenylpropanoids. Also referred as hydrocinnamic acid, the chemical is a white crystalline solid with a sweet fatty smell of rose musk cinnamon at room temperature. 3-Phenylpropionic acid is soluble in both water and alcohol. It is widely used in food additives, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.


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Specifications

Specifications of 3-Phenylpropionic acid




CAS Number :501-52-0


Product Name :Hydrocinnamic Acid


Synonyms: 3-phenyl Propanic Acid; 3-phenyl Propionic Acid; 3-phenylpropanoic Acid; 3-phenylpropanoic Acid; 3-phenylpropionate; 3-phenylpropionic Acid; Beta-phenylpropionic Acid; Beta-phenylpropionic Acid; 3-phenylpropionic Acid; 3-phenylpropionic Acid (hydrocinnamic Acid)


Molecular Formula :C9H10O2


Molecular Weight: 150.1745


InChI: 1/C9H10O2/c10-9(11)7-6-8-4-2-1-3-5-8/h1-5H,6-7H2,(H,10,11)


EINECS: 207-924-5


FEMA: 2889


Density: 1.126g/cm3


Melting Point: 45-48℃(lit.)


Boiling Point: 280℃(lit.)


Flash Point: 170.045ºC


Application

Uses of 3-Phenylpropionic acid




Phenylpropanoic acid is widely used for flavoring, food additives, spices, fragrance, and medicines as it acts as a fixative agent, or a preservative.




- Food Industry




3-Phenylpropionic acid is utilized in the food industry as a preservative as well as to maintain the original quality of aroma of frozen foods. It is also used for flavoring and restoring original color to food. 3-Phenylpropionic acid is added to shelved foods to prevent microorganisms from deteriorating the food. It also acts as an antioxidant to prolong the life of foodstuff in shelves. 3-Phenylpropionic acid is also used as a food sweetener.


3-Phenylpropionic acid acts as an emulsifier as it can keep water and oil mixtures separated. 3-Phenylpropionic acid can be added in food for technological reasons in wide range such as processing, manufacturing, packaging, treatment, transportation, and storage.




- Cosmetics




3-Phenylpropionic acid is used in beautifying products such as bath gels, detergent powders, and fabric softeners as it gives a floral scent. It is also used as a flavour for mouthwashes and toothpastes.