alpha-Methylcinnamaldehyde (Methyl Cinnamic Aldehyde Alpha) is a yellow liquid with a spicy, cinnamon odor.

alpha-Methylcinnamaldehyde is used in many industries such as Flavor & Fragrance, Aromatic, Perfumery, Cosmetics, Soap Detergent, also used for various kinds of daily flavor,food and beverage flavor.

Substance Identification

Synonyms alpha-Methylcinnimal | α-Methylcinnamalde | Methyl Cinnamic Aldehyde Alpha
CAS 101-39-3
EINECS 202-938-8
FEMA 2697
HS.CODE 291200
Molecular Formula C10H10O
Moleclar Weight 146.19

Application & Uses

  • used in balsamic compounds, for cosmetics and perfumery,
  • used in spice blends for chewing gum, soaps, mouth wash, detergents, shampoo, fine fragrances etc.
  • used in various kinds of daily flavor, food flavor, and is used to prepare jasmine, liulan, lilac, etc., with a constant dosage of 2-10% in soap flavor and up to 30-35% in special cases.
  • used as intermediate for dyestuffs and drugs such as Epalrestat

Features & Benefits

  • Use level:
    • Fragrance up to 10%
    • Flavor up to 450 ppm, such like chewing gums

Sales Specification

Appearance Pale yellow to yellow clear liquid (est)
Assay, % 95 min
Refractive Index, @20.00 °C 1.60200 to 1.60700
Acid Value, KOH/g 5.00 max
LD50 oral, rat 2050mg/kg
LD50 dermal, rabbit 5gm/kg min

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H227/303
P-Code P201/280
Response P312 P370+P378
Storage P403+P235
Disposal P501
S-phrases: S24/25 | R-phrases: R36/37/38


  • flammable materials should be stored in a separate safety storage cabinet or room
  • ground all equipment containing material
  • keep away from heat
  • keep away from sources of ignition
  • keep container tightly closed
  • keep in a cool, well-ventilated place


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