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P-Methoxyl methyl cinnamate

P-Methoxyl methyl cinnamate is an organic chemicals, it is mainly used in food additives, fragrances, and UV protection absorbent in cosmetics; it also has broad-spectrum antifungal effect.


Name: P-Methoxyl methyl cinnamate 

Alias: 4-Methoxycinnamic Acid Ethyl Ester; 4-Methoxy Ethyl Cinnamate; Ethyl 4-Methoxycinnamate; ethyl (E)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)acrylate; Methyl-p-coumaric acid, ethyl ester; 4-Methoxycinnamic Acid Ethyl Ester; Ethyl trans-p-methoxycinnamate 

CAS.No: 24393-56-4 

Molecular formula: C12H14O3 

Molecular weight: 206.24 

Density: 1.08 g/cm3 

Melting Point: 49 degree C 

Boiling point: 325.1 degree C at 760 mmHg


P-Methoxyl methyl cinnamate or Ethyl 4-methoxycinnamate, is a synthetic fragrance whose appearance is white crystalline solid and insoluble in water, but soluble in organic solvents such as ethanol. It should be stored in a cool place in a sealed place.

As an kind of essence, Ethyl 4-methoxycinnamate is mainly used in food additives, spices, in cosmetics, as a pharmaceutical intermediate for UV protective absorbent.

Studies have shown that ultraviolet light in the 280-320 nm region is easy to cause sunburn and produce "sunlight dermatitis" such as erythema and blisters. Ethyl 4-MethoxycinnaMate has a wide and strong absorption in the 280-320 nm region, is non-irritating to the skin, and has good safety. It is an ideal sunscreen agent, and the octyl esters are used in the United States, EU countries and China. In the first place or in the forefront, ethyl ester also has good absorption in this area, and its absorption rate is high. It is another commonly used sunscreen. It also has a broad-spectrum antifungal effect and is the main active ingredient of antifungal in rhizome of Rhizoma Curcuma. And after the improvement, the operation of Ethyl 4-methoxycinnamate is more convenient, the side reaction is smaller, and the environment is less polluted. It is a new type of flavor and fragrance.