Agent Name

Hydrocinnamic acid

Alternative Name

3-Phenylpropionic acid

CAS Number

501-52-0

Formula

C9-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3-Phenylpropionic acid; 3-Phenylpropanoic acid; Benzenepropanoic acid; Benzenepropionic acid; Benzylacetic acid; Dihydrocinnamic acid; Phenylpropanoic acid; beta-Phenylpropionic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] Off-white or white crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (mouse) = 1,202 mg/kg; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Cinnamic aldehyde."

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