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3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||148.21 g·mol−1|
|Boiling point||235.5 °C (455.9 °F; 508.6 K)|
|Flash point||93 °C (199 °F; 366 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Cuminaldehyde is a constituent of the essential oils of eucalyptus, myrrh, cassia, cumin and others. It has a pleasant smell and contributes to the aroma of these oils. It is used commercially in perfumes and other cosmetics.
It has been shown that cuminaldehyde, as a small molecule, inhibits the fibrillation of alpha-synuclein, which, if aggregated, forms insoluble fibrils in pathological conditions characterized by Lewy bodies, such as Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and multiple system atrophy.
Cuminaldehyde can be prepared synthetically by the reduction of 4-isopropylbenzoyl chloride or by the formylation of cumene.
The thiosemicarbazone of cuminaldehyde has antiviral properties.
- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 2623
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