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3-Phenylpropionic acid

Name: 3-phenylpropionic acid
Other names: Hydrocinnamic acid; Phenylpropionic acid; 3-Phenyl-propionic acid; 3-Phenylpropionate; beta-Phenylpropionic Acid; 3-phenyl propionic acid; 3-Phenyl propanic acid; RARECHEM AL BO 0168; Benzenepropionic acid; 3-Phenyl propanoic acid
CAS No.: 501-52-0
EINECS number: 207-924-5
Molecular formula: C9H10O2
Molecular weight: 150.17
Purity: ≥99%
Melting point: 45-48℃(lit.)
Boiling point: 280℃(lit.)
Storage temp.: 2-8℃

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Description


3-Phenylpropionic acid is a carboxylic acid that belongs to the class of phenylpropanoids. Also referred as hydrocinnamic acid, the chemical is a white crystalline solid with a sweet fatty smell of rose musk cinnamon at room temperature. 3-Phenylpropionic acid is soluble in both water and alcohol. It is widely used in food additives, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.


Uses of 3-Phenylpropionic acid


Phenylpropanoic acid is widely used for flavoring, food additives, spices, fragrance, and medicines as it acts as a fixative agent, or a preservative.


- Food Industry


3-Phenylpropionic acid is utilized in the food industry as a preservative as well as to maintain the original quality of aroma of frozen foods. It is also used for flavoring and restoring original color to food. 3-Phenylpropionic acid is added to shelved foods to prevent microorganisms from deteriorating the food. It also acts as an antioxidant to prolong the life of foodstuff in shelves. 3-Phenylpropionic acid is also used as a food sweetener.

3-Phenylpropionic acid acts as an emulsifier as it can keep water and oil mixtures separated. 3-Phenylpropionic acid can be added in food for technological reasons in wide range such as processing, manufacturing, packaging, treatment, transportation, and storage.


- Cosmetics


3-Phenylpropionic acid is used in beautifying products such as bath gels, detergent powders, and fabric softeners as it gives a floral scent. It is also used as a flavour for mouthwashes and toothpastes.

 

Specifications of 3-Phenylpropionic acid


CAS Number

501-52-0

Product Name

Hydrocinnamic Acid

Synonyms

3-phenyl Propanic Acid; 3-phenyl Propionic Acid; 3-phenylpropanoic Acid; 3-phenylpropanoic Acid; 3-phenylpropionate; 3-phenylpropionic Acid; Beta-phenylpropionic Acid; Beta-phenylpropionic Acid; 3-phenylpropionic Acid; 3-phenylpropionic Acid (hydrocinnamic Acid)

Molecular Formula

C9H10O2

Molecular Weight

150.1745

InChI

1/C9H10O2/c10-9(11)7-6-8-4-2-1-3-5-8/h1-5H,6-7H2,(H,10,11)

EINECS

207-924-5

FEMA

2889

Density

1.126g/cm3

Melting Point

45-48℃(lit.)

Boiling Point

280℃(lit.)

Flash Point

170.045ºC

 

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