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.
cinnamic acid methyl ester
trans-3-Phenylacrylic Acid Methyl Ester
METHYL CINNAMATE/CINNAMIC ACID METHYL ESTER
METHYL CIMNAMATE NATURAL
trans-cinnamic acid methyl ester
CINNAMIC ACID METHYLESTER
Appearance & Physical State
White to light yellow crystals. Fruity odor.
Stable under normal shipping and handling conditions.
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.