Agent Name

trans-Cinnamic acid

CAS Number

140-10-3

Formula

C9-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(E)-3-Phenyl-2-propenoic acid; (E)-Cinnamic acid; trans-3-Phenyl-2-propenoic acid; trans-3-Phenylacrylic acid; trans-beta-Carboxystyrene; 2-Propenoic acid, 3-phenyl-, (2E)-; 2-Propenoic acid, 3-phenyl-, (E)-; Cinnamic acid, (E)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

White crystalline powder with a mild odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

The trans- isomer is found in storax, balsam of Peru, oil of cinnamon, and coca leaves; Used as a fragrance and flavoring agent; [Merck Index] Used in perfumery and as an anthelmintic; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

A mild skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Hydrocinnamic acid."

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