Hexyl cinnamaldehyde

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Hexyl cinnamaldehyde
Hexyl cinnamaldehyde.png
CAS number 101-86-0
PubChem 1550884
ChemSpider 1267362 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:55365 YesY
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Molecular formula C15H20O
Molar mass 216.32 g mol−1
Density 0.95 g/mL
Boiling point 308 °C (586 °F; 581 K)
Solubility in water 2.75 mg/L[1]
Related compounds
Related alkyl aldehydes Isobutyraldehyde
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Hexyl cinnamaldehyde (hexyl cinnamal) is a common additive in perfume and cosmetic industry as aroma substance. It is found naturally in the essential oil of chamomile.


It is a pale yellow to yellow clear liquid to solid, which is nearly insoluble in water but soluble in oils.


Hexyl cinnamaldehyde is a class B allergen according to DIMDI classification. It is also an irritant in concentrations higher than recommended.


  1. ^ alpha-hexyl cinnamaldehyde, thegoodscentscompany.com