Methyl cinnamate

CAS No. 103-26-4

Formula: C10H10O2
Basic Info

Methyl cinnamate is the methyl ester of cinnamic acid and is a white or transparent solid with a strong, aromatic odor. It is found naturally in a variety of plants, including in fruits, like strawberry, and some culinary spices, such as Sichuan pepper and some varieties of basil. Eucalyptus olida has the highest known concentrations of methyl cinnamate (98%) with a 2-6% fresh weight yield in the leaf and twigs.
Methyl cinnamate is used in the flavor and perfume industries. The flavor is fruity and strawberry-like; and the odor is sweet, balsamic with fruity odor, reminiscent of cinnamon and strawberry.
It is known to attract males of various orchid bees, such as Aglae caerulea.

Formula
C10H10O2
Molecular Weight
162.185
Exact Mass
162.068
LogP
1.8728
PSA
26.3
Synonyms

METHYLCINNAMATE

METHYL CINANMATE

methyl trans-cinnamate

CINNAMICACIDMETHYLESTER

cinnamic acid methyl ester

trans-3-Phenylacrylic Acid Methyl Ester

Methyl trans-3-Phenylacrylate

METHYL-3-PHENYLPROPENOTE

METHYL 3-PHENYLACRYLATE

METHYL CINNAMATE/CINNAMIC ACID METHYL ESTER

methyl (2E)-3-phenylprop-2-enoate

METHYL CIMNAMATE NATURAL

METHYL CINNAMYLATE

trans-cinnamic acid methyl ester

FEMA 2698

CINNAMIC ACID METHYLESTER

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Properties
Appearance & Physical State
White to light yellow crystals. Fruity odor.
Density
1.092
Boiling Point
260-262ºC
Melting Point
33.5-36ºC
Flash Point
>110ºC
Refractive Index
1.5771
Water Solubility
insoluble
Stability
Stable under normal shipping and handling conditions.
Storage Condition
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Vapor Pressure
0.0112mmHg at 25°C
Safety Info
RTECS
GE0190000
Safety Statements
S22-S24/25
WGK Germany
1
HS Code
2916399090
Spectrum
NMR Spectrum 1H NMR : 90 MHz in CDCl3
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IR Spectrum IR : KBr disc
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Mass Spectrum Mass spectrum (electron ionization)
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Raman Spectrum Raman : 4880 A,200 M,powder
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Toxicity
ACUTE TOXICITY DATA
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Type of Test
LD50 - Lethal dose, 50 percent kill
Exposure Route
Oral
Species Observed
Rodent - rat
Dose/Duration
2610 mg/kg
Toxic Effects
Details of toxic effects not reported other than lethal dose value--
Reference
Food and Cosmetics Toxicology. (London, UK) V.1-19, 1963-81. For publisher information, see FCTOD7. Volume(issue)/page/year: 13,849,1975
ACUTE TOXICITY DATA
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Type of Test
LD50 - Lethal dose, 50 percent kill
Exposure Route
Administration onto the skin
Species Observed
Rodent - rabbit
Dose/Duration
>5 gm/kg
Toxic Effects
Details of toxic effects not reported other than lethal dose value--
Reference
Food and Cosmetics Toxicology. (London, UK) V.1-19, 1963-81. For publisher information, see FCTOD7. Volume(issue)/page/year: 13,849,1975

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