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Cinnamyl cinnamate

Cinnamyl cinnamate or cinnamyl ester of cinnamic acid, also known as styracin, C18H1602, is found in storax, also in the oils of hyacinth, xanthorrhoea resin, Peru balsam, and Honduras balsam. You can find it in the market mostly in white to pale yellow crystal with a floral aroma. It immiscible with water and glycerol, dissolved in the organic solvents, such as ethyl alcohol (1:20), diethyl ether and benzene. Someone also call it as cinnamic acid cinnamyl ester, 3-phenylprop-2-en-1-yl 3-phenylprop-2-enoate and (2E)-3-phenylprop-2-en-1-yl (2E)-3-phenylprop-2-enoate. Cinnamyl cinnamate is obtained by long-term reaction of ethanol and cinnamaldehyde in anhydrous diethyl ether. It also can be got from styrax, Lauric acid, and Cinnamyl esterification.

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Specifications

Name: Cinnamyl cinnamate

Synonyms: Cinnamic acid cinnamyl ester; 3-phenylprop-2-en-1-yl 3-phenylprop-2-enoate; (2E)-3-phenylprop-2-en-1-yl (2E)-3-phenylprop-2-enoate

CAS Registry Number: 122-69-0

Molecular Formula: C18H16O2

Molecular Weight: 264.31844

EINECS Number: 204-566-1

Appearance: White to pale yellow crystal with a floral aroma. It is immiscible with water and glycerol, dissolved in the organic solvents, such as ethyl alcohol (1:20), diethyl ether and benzene

Density: 1.15g/mL(25℃)

Melting point: 44-45℃

Boiling point: 370℃

Flashpoint: 113℃

Purity: ≥99.0%

Refractive index: 1.631± 0.02


Application

Cinnamyl cinnamate is a natural phenylpropanoid found in the barks of Cinnamomum cassia Presl. It is used as a fragrance ingredient. It is excellent as a blending agent and one of the best non-musk fixatives, especially useful for floral fragrances. Cinnamyl cinnamate is a concentrated aromatic and flavor ingredient that may be used in flavor and fragrance compounds according to legal and IFRA or FEMA GRAS/FDA guidelines. It tastes the slightly sweet aroma of resin.


Generally, it can be used as edible spices, which is mainly used for a variety of fruit flavor of fixed deodorant. And it also can be used as a scent of carnation, hyacinth, tuberose, Susan Blue, sandalwood, lily of the valley.