Agent Name

Ethyl cinnamate

CAS Number

103-36-6

Formula

C11-H12-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3-Phenyl-2-propenoic acid, ethyl ester; 2-Propenoic acid, 3-phenyl-, ethyl ester; Cinnamic acid ethyl ester; Ethyl 3-phenyl-2-propenoate; Ethyl 3-phenylacrylate; Ethyl 3-phenylpropenoate; Ethyl benzylideneacetate; Ethyl beta-phenylacrylate; Ethyl cinnamate (natural); Ethylcinnamate; Ethylcinnamoate; Cinnamic acid, ethyl ester; [ChemIDplus] Ethyl phenylacrylate; [JECFA]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Nearly colorless oily liquid with a fruity, balsamic odor like cinnamon; mp = 6-10 deg C; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fragrance and flavoring agent; [Merck Index] "A pine weevil antifeedant." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Causes somnolence and changes in motor activity in acute inhalation studies of mice; Causes blood changes and effects on enzymes in 17-week intermittent oral studies of rats; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00327 mm Hg

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