Ethyl cinnamate

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Ethyl cinnamate
Skeletal formula
Ball-and-stick model
CAS number 103-36-6 YesY
PubChem 637758
ChemSpider 553344 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C11H12O2
Molar mass 176.21 g/mol
Density 1.046 g/cm3
Melting point 6.5 to 8 °C (43.7 to 46.4 °F; 279.6 to 281.1 K)
Boiling point 271 °C (520 °F; 544 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Ethyl cinnamate is the ester of cinnamic acid and ethanol. It is present in the essential oil of cinnamon.[citation needed] Pure ethyl cinnamate has a "fruity and balsamic odor, reminiscent of cinnamon with an amber note".[1]

The p-methoxy derivative is reported to be a monoamine oxidase inhibitor.[2]

List of plants that contain the chemical[edit]


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  3. ^ Wong, K. C. et al. (2006). "Composition of the essential oil of rhizomes of kaempferia galanga L". Flavour and Fragrance Journal 7 (5): 263–266. doi:10.1002/ffj.2730070506. 
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