Cinnamyl alcohol

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Cinnamyl alcohol
Skeletal formula
IUPAC name
Other names
Cinnamyl alcohol
Cinnamic alcohol
Styryl carbinol
Phenylallyl alcohol
104-54-1 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:33227 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL324794 YesY
ChemSpider 21105870 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image
KEGG C02394 YesY
Molar mass 134.17 g/mol
Density 1.0397 g/cm³ at 35 °C
Melting point 33 °C
Boiling point 250 °C
Safety data sheet External MSDS
Related compounds
Related compounds
Cinnamic acid; Cinnamaldehyde
Except where otherwise noted, 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.


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).


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


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  3. ^ Survey and health assessment of chemical substances in massage oils
  • Merck Index, 11th Edition, 2305.