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Cinnamyl Alcohol Definition, Synonyms, Applications, Storage Method, and More

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Definition of Cinnamyl Alcohol

A crystalline alcohol C6H5CH=CHCH2OH of hyacinth odor occurring as an ester in liquid storax and balsam of Peru and used in synthetic perfumes.

Odor of Cinnamyl Alcohol

Cinnamyl alcohol has a distinctive odour described as "sweet, balsam, hyacinth, spicy, green, powdery, cinnamic".


Soluble in water 1.8 g/L (20°C).

Synonyms of Cinnamyl Alcohol

2-Propen-1-ol, 3-phenyl-; Cinnamyl alcohol; γ-Phenylallyl alcohol; Cinnamic alcohol; Phenyl-2-propen-1-ol; Styrone; Styryl carbinol; 3-Phenylallyl alcohol; 1-Phenyl-1-propen-3-ol; 3-Phenyl-2-propen-1-ol; 3-Phenyl-2-propenol; Alkohol skoricovy; 3-Fenyl-2-propen-1-ol; Peruvin; Phenyl-2-propenol; Phenylallyl alcohol; (2E)-3-Phenyl-2-propen-1-ol

Applications of Cinnamyl Alcohol

The chemical Cinnamyl Alcohol (CAS no. 104-54-1) is used as a flavouring agent in foods and as a fragrances in deodorant, soaps and lotions. Also used as a chemical intermediate for cinnamyl esters used in perfumery. It is used in the manufacturing of photosensitive polymers and lithographic plates.

Storage Method

Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Stable under recommended storage conditions. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.



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