Cinnamyl alcohol

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Cinnamyl alcohol
Skeletal formula
Identifiers
CAS number 104-54-1 YesY
ChemSpider 21105870 YesY
KEGG C02394 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:33227 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL324794 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C9H10O
Molar mass 134.17 g/mol
Density 1.0397 g/cm³ at 35 °C
Melting point 33 °C
Boiling point 250 °C
Hazards
MSDS External MSDS
Related compounds
Related compounds Cinnamic acid; Cinnamaldehyde
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Cinnamyl alcohol is an organic compound that is found in esterified form in storax, Balsam of Peru, and cinnamon leaves. It forms a white crystalline solid when pure, or a yellow oil when even slightly impure. It can be produced by the hydrolysis of storax.

Cinnamyl alcohol has a distinctive odour described as "sweet, balsam, hyacinth, spicy, green, powdery, cinnamic" and is used in perfumery[1] and as a deodorant.

Safety[edit]

Cinnamyl alcohol has been found to have a sensitising effect on some people[2] [3] and as a result is the subject of a Restricted Standard issued by IFRA (International Fragrance Association).

Glycosides[edit]

Rosarin and rosavin are cinnamyl alcohol glycosides isolated from Rhodiola rosea.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1003291.html
  2. ^ http://www.rifm.org/doc/Food%20&%20Chem%20Tox%20RIFM%20Spec%20Suppl%20122007.pdf
  3. ^ Survey and health assessment of chemical substances in massage oils
  • Merck Index, 11th Edition, 2305.