What Is the Main Use of Cinnamyl Alcohol?

Oct. 28, 2020

Flavors and fragrances are generally used to mask the peculiar smell of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other additives, and are widely used in food and beverage processing, cosmetics, sanitary products and other industries.

Scent fixing agent is an indispensable part of flavors and fragrances, also known as fragrance preservatives. Its function is to make the various fragrance components in the essence evaporate evenly, prevent rapid evaporation, and make the fragrance more durable. As a new high-efficiency fixative, Cinnamic alcohol has a long-lasting fragrance fixation. Because it is completely harmless to the human body, it is suitable for various foods and beverages, and cinnamyl alcohol also has the effect of improving fragrance modification.

Cinnamyl alcohol aliases: Cinnamon Alcohol, 3-phenyl-2-propen-1-ol. Cinnamyl alcohol in cosmetics, skincare products in the main role is flavor, the risk factor is 7, to pay more attention to the reaction, pregnant women generally did not affect, cinnamyl alcohol did not cause acne.

Cinnamyl alcohol is colorless to slightly yellow needle-like crystals with a hyacinth-like aroma. The melting point is 33°C. The boiling point is 256.6℃, 42~145℃(187×103Pa), relative density (d420) is 1.044, refraction is 1.5819, the freezing point is ≥33℃. Soluble in organic solvents such as ethanol, but hardly soluble in water. It is gradually oxidized to cinnamaldehyde in the air for a long time.

Cinnamyl alcohol is prepared by heating and saponifying the balsam in sodium hydroxide solution, extracting and distilling under reduced pressure. Or use isopropenyl aluminum, aluminum butoxide, or aluminum benzyl alcohol to reduce cinnamic aldehyde.

Cinnamyl Alcohol

The main use of cinnamyl alcohol

Flavors and fragrances

Cinnamyl alcohol is mainly used for the preparation of apricot, peach, raspberry, plum, and other fragrance flavors, cosmetic flavors, and soap flavors. It has a mild, long-lasting, and comfortable fragrance with an elegant fragrance. It is also used as a fixative. Often shared with phenylacetaldehyde, it is an indispensable spice for the preparation of daffodil essence and rose essence.

Organic synthesis intermediate

It can be used to prepare cinnamyl chloride, which is an excellent raw material for the preparation of long-acting and multifunctional vasoconstriction antagonist cephalosporin. At the same time, cinnamyl chloride can also be used to synthesize antipathogenic microbial drugs naftifine, and antitumor drugs Toremifene. Flunarizine dihydrochloride is a calcium antagonist and can also be synthesized with cinnamyl chloride. Cinnamyl alcohol is also a raw material used to prepare the fragrance cinnamyl cinnamate


An important pharmaceutical raw material. It is often used in the synthesis of cardio-cerebral vascular drugs, such as cephalosporin. It can effectively inhibit lung tumors caused by viruses; it is clinically used for blood cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, esophageal cancer, and other tumors.

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