CAS No: 140-10-3
Cinnamic acid, also known as cinnamylic acid or trans-cinnamic acid, is an organic compound that can be derived from natural or synthetic sources. It has a beige to white color and typically appears in a crystalline form. Cinnamic acid has a faint odor resembling that of honey. It is slightly soluble in water and freely soluble in various organic solvents such as glacial acetic acid, acetone and ether. It is considered to be irritating to human skin and tissue.
Cinnamic Acid finds use in multiple industries. It is commonly used to manufacture flavors and dyes, such as synthetic indigo. Its main use is in the perfume industry. Here it is utilized in the production of the methyl, ethyl and benzyl esters. These esters are major components of perfumes. Cinnamic acid is also used in the production of certain pharmaceuticals, mostly for antihelminthics .
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Also known as: (E)-3-Phenyl-2-propenoic acid; (E)-Cinnamic acid; 2-Propenoic acid, 3-phenyl- (E)-; trans-3-Phenylacrylic acid; trans-beta-Carboxystyrene
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