What Are the Uses of Cinnamic Acid?

Nov. 30, 2020

Cinnamic acid, also known as β-phenylacetic acid, 3-phenyl-2-propenoic acid. It is an organic acid isolated from cinnamon bark or benzoin. It is mainly used in flavor and fragrance, food additives, pharmaceutical industry, beauty, pesticides, organic synthesis, etc. In the pharmaceutical industry, it is used in the synthesis of important drugs for the treatment of coronary heart disease.

Application of cinnamic acid in the pharmaceutical industry

In the pharmaceutical industry, it can be used to synthesize the important drugs lactic acid and cardiac glycoside for the treatment of coronary heart disease, and to synthesize chlorpheniramine and cinnamon piperazine, which are used to make "cardiac", local anesthetics, antiseptics, hemostatic drugs, etc. It can also be used to synthesize chlorpheniramine and cinnamon piperazine. It also synthesizes chlorpheniramine and cinnamyl phenylpiperazine, which is used as spinal cone bone relaxants and antispasmodics. It is mainly used for cerebral thrombosis, cerebral arteriosclerosis, coronary arteriosclerosis, and other diseases. It has a significant inhibitory effect on the proliferation of lung adenocarcinoma cells. Cinnamic acid is an effective inhibitor of A-5491 human lung adenocarcinoma cells and has great value in anti-cancer applications.

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Applications of Cinnamic Acid in Beauty

Cinnamic acid can be used in cosmetic applications. Tyrosinase is a key enzyme in melanin synthesis, which initiates the cascade reaction that converts tyrosine into melanin biopolymer, and cinnamic acid inhibits the formation of tyrosinase. The remarkable antioxidant properties of cinnamic acid are very effective in slowing down the appearance of wrinkles. Cinnamic acid also has a very good fragrance-preserving effect and is often used as a fragrance ingredient, as a fixative in daily fragrances.

The Role of Cinnamic Acid in Food Additives

1. Cinnamic acid was synthesized by the microbial enzymatic synthesis of L-phenylalanine, which is the main raw material for Aspartame, an important food additive. 2.

2.Unilever has obtained the World Intellectual Property Organization patent PCTInt.Appl.Wo01 87, 080 (2001, 11.22) which describes the composition of cinnamic acid and pasteurization additives, has a strong bactericidal and antiseptic effect.

Cinnamic acid is also a component of capsaicin synthase - cinnamic acid hydrolase, which can be used as a transgene to breed superior varieties of chili peppers with high capsaicin content, which will greatly improve the quality of chili peppers and thus promote the industrialization of chili peppers.

4. The anti-microbial and antiseptic properties of cinnamic acid can be applied to the preservation and antiseptic properties of grain, vegetables, and fruits.

5. It can also be used in wine to make it is color and luster bright.

6. Cinnamic acid has a strong excitatory effect and can be widely added directly to all foods.


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