Methyl Cinnamate | CAS: 103-26-4 | C10H10O2

CAS No.: 103-26-4

Formula: C10H10O2

Molecular Weight: 162.19

Melting point:: 34-38 °C(lit.)

Product Description

Methyl cinnamate is found in many foods, some of which are Chinese cinnamon, fruits, herbs and spices, and sweet basil.

Flavoring agent methyl cinnamate is the methyl ester of cinnamic acid, white or transparent solid, with a strong aromatic odor. It occurs naturally in various plants, including fruits (such as strawberries) and some cooking spices (such as Sichuan peppers and certain varieties of basil).

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

In the international market, methyl cinnamate 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. Methyl cinnamate 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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