Ethyl cinnamate is the ester of cinnamic acid and ethanol. It is present in the essential oil of cinnamon. Pure ethyl cinnamate has a "fruity and balsamic odor, reminiscent of cinnamon with an amber note".
Cinnamic acid can immiscible in ethanol, ether and mostly nonvolatile oil. Almost insoluble in glycerol and water, slightly soluble in propylene glycol. The p-methoxy derivative is reported to be a monoamine oxidase inhibitor.
Properties Molecular formula C11H12O2 Molar mass 176.21 g/mol Density 1.046 g/cm3 Melting point 6.5-8 ° C Boiling point 271 ° C Refractive index 1.558 Flash point >110 ° C Relative density 1.049
Identifiers CAS number: 103-36-6 PubChem 637758 ChemSpider 553344 UNII C023P3M5JJ ChEMBL CHEMBL318196
Safety Hazard symbol: Xi - Irritant Risk Code: R 36/38 Safety Code: S 02 S 24/25 S 26 S 36
Usage Ethyl cinnamate mainly used in spices essences, also excellent perfume fixative. Ethyl cinnamate has sweet-balsamic and somewhat honey-like taste, it used in food flavor and food additives. Becuase its high boilling point and stability, it appropriate used for berky food.