Agent Name

Methyl cinnamate

CAS Number

103-26-4

Formula

C10-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Propenoic acid, 3-phenyl-, methyl ester; Cinnamic acid methyl ester; Methyl 3-phenyl-2-propenoate; Methyl 3-phenylacrylate; Methyl 3-phenylpropenoate; Methyl cinnamate (natural); Methyl cinnamylate; SemaSORB 9815; Cinnamic acid, methyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Solid with a fruity, balsamic odor like strawberries; mp = 36 deg C; [Merck Index] Light yellow crystals; mp = 36-38 deg C; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used as a fragrance and flavoring agent; [Merck Index]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.04 mm Hg

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