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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.
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.