Methyl Cinnamate

Methyl Cinnamate also call as Methyl 3-phenylacrylate, it is the methyl ester of cinnamic acid. It is white to light yellow crystals with fruity odor.

It is found naturally in the essential oils of Alpinia, Basil Leaf Oil, Longevity Flower Oil, etc. Methyl cinnamate is also can be prepared by esterification of cinnamic acid with methanol.

Methyl cinnamate is mainly used in the flavor and perfume industries.

Substance Identification

Synonyms Methyl cinnamylate | Methyl 3-phenylacrylate | Methyl-3-phenylprop-2-enoate
CAS 103-26-4
EINECS 203-093-8
FEMA 2698
HS.CODE 290500
Molecular Formula C10H10O2
Moleclar Weight 162.188

Application & Uses

  • widely used in perfumery, imparting power and sweet-fruity odor
  • used in food flavoring, mainly used in fruity flavor, such as strawberry, cherry, grape flavor
  • used as pharmaceutical intermediate

Features & Benefits

  • Solubility: Soluble in alcohol, dipropylene glycol, fixed oils, paraffin oil

Sales Specification

Appearance White to light yellow crystals
Odor Fruity
Acid Value, KOH/g 2.00 max
Purity, % 98
LD50 oral, rat 2610mg/kg
LD50 dermal, rabbit 5gm/kg min


  • Paper Drum, 25kg net each

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H303/317/401
P-Code P261/272/273/280
Response P302+P352 P312 P333+P313 P362+P364
Disposal P501
UN Number: S-phrases: S22-S24/25


  • 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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