Methyl Cinnamate CAS 103-26-4

CAS No.: 103-26-4

Formula: C10H10O2

Molecular Weight: 162.19

Melting point:: 34-38 °C(lit.)

Product Description

Methyl cinnamate (C10H10O2) is found in many plants, such as basil, strawberry and eucalyptus. Methyl cinnamate is used as a flavoring agent and spice, with the smell of cinnamon and strawberry. The effect of methyl cinnamate on food browning has been studied, especially in mushrooms.

CAS No.: 103-26-4

Formula: C10H10O2

Molecular Weight: 162.19

Melting point:: 34-38 °C(lit.)

Boiling point: 263 °C(lit.)

Density: 1.092(g/mL,20/4oC)

Flash point: 123°C

Refractive index:(20°C)1.5771

Molar volume: (m3/mol)150.3

Appearance: White to slightly yellow crystal, with cherry and scent mineral oils, insoluble in water.

Purity: >99%

Package specification: 200kg/blue barrel

Storage: Pay attention to the source of fire, especially to avoid sunlight, and store in a cool place.

Product Usage

Product Information

Methyl cinnamate, also known as methyl 3-phenylacrylate, is the methyl ester of cinnamic acid. White to light yellow crystals, with a fruity smell.

Methyl cinnamate naturally exists in the essential oil of alpinia, basil leaf oil, longevity flower oil and so on. Methyl cinnamate can also be prepared by the esterification reaction of cinnamic acid and methanol.

Methyl cinnamate is mainly used in the flavor and fragrance industry.

Applications and uses

1. Widely used in spices to impart strength and sweet fruit scent

2. Used for food flavoring, mainly used for strawberry, cherry, grape flavor and other fruit flavors

3. Used as a pharmaceutical intermediate

In the international market, it is mainly used in essence, spices and sunscreen. China's GB-2760-2014 provides for the use of edible flavors. It is used in the fragrance industry as a deodorant. It is often used to blend oriental floral fragrances such as carnations, cherries, strawberries and grapes. It is used in soaps, detergents, flavors and pastries. Methyl cinnamate and ethyl cinnamate can be added to cigarette cut tobacco for use as a flavoring agent and a flavoring compensator. As an organic synthesis intermediate, it is mainly used in the pharmaceutical industry.

The medicinal value of methyl cinnamate: methyl imidazole and methyl cinnamate are used as an intermediate linker to prepare methyl p-bromomethylcinnamate, which is the main raw material for the production of ozagrel. Methyl cinnamate has a positive effect on the inhibition of vitiligo. In whitening and sunscreen, the effect of methyl cinnamate is obvious.

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