Cinnamaldehyde Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Cinnamaldehyde Properties


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Cinnamaldehyde is the organic compound that gives cinnamon its flavor and odor. This pale yellow viscous liquid occurs naturally in the bark of cinnamon trees and other species of the genus Cinnamomum. The essential oil of cinnamon bark is about 90% cinnamaldehyde. The most obvious application for cinnamaldehyde is as flavoring in items like chewing gum, ice cream, candy, and beverages range from 9 to 4900ppm. It is also used in some perfumes of natural, sweet, or fruity scents. Cinnamaldehyde is also used as a fungicide. Another use for cinnamaldehyde is as an antimicrobial.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Yellow oil
Boiling Point 248 °C
CAS Number 104-55-2
Density 1.05 g/ml
EINECS Number 203-213-9
HS Code 29122900
IUPAC Name (2E)-3-Phenylprop-2-enal
InChI 1S/C9H8O/c10-8-4-7-9-5-2-1-3-6-9/h1-8H/b7-4+
Melting Point -7.5 °C
Molar Mass 132.16 g/mol
Molecular Formula C9H8O
NFPA 704 H-2,F-2,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number GD6475000
Refractive n20/D 1.622
Related Compounds Cinnamic Acid
Solubility Slightly soluble
Synonyms Cinnamic Aldehyde;trans-Cinnamaldehyde uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X