Methyl Cinnamate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Methyl Cinnamate Properties

Methyl Cinnamate

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Methyl cinnamate is the methyl ester of cinnamic acid. It is found naturally in a variety of plants, including in fruits.It is used in the flavor and perfume industries,soaps, detergents,pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates.It is known to attract males of various orchid bees, such as Aglae caerulea.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Solid
Boiling Point 260-262 °C
CAS Number 103-26-4
Density 1.092 g/cm3
EINECS Number 203-093-8
IUPAC Name Methyl-3-Phenylprop-2-enoate
InChI 1S/C10H10O2/c1-12-10(11)8-7-9-5-3-2-4-6-9/h2-8H,1H3/b8-7+
Melting Point 34-38 °C
Molar Mass 162.185 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H10O2
RTECS Number GE0190000
Refractive 1.5771 n20/D
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms Methyl Cinnamate;Cinnamic Acid Methyl Ester;Methyl 3-phenyl-2-propenoate;(E)-3-Phenyl-2-Propenoic Acidmethyl Ester;(E)-3-Phenylacrylic Acid Methyl Ester;(E)-Methyl3-Phenylacrylate 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