Agent Name

Cinnamyl alcohol

CAS Number

104-54-1

Formula

C9-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Phenylprop-1-en-3-ol; 2-Propen-1-ol, 3-phenyl-; 3-Fenyl-2-propen-1-ol [Czech]; 3-Phenyl-2-propen-1-ol; 3-Phenyl-2-propenol; 3-Phenylallyl alcohol; Alkohol skoricovy [Czech]; Cinnamic alcohol; Cinnamic alcohol (natural); Phenyl-2-propen-1-ol; Styrone; Styryl alcohol; Styryl carbinol; Zimtalcohol; gamma-Phenylallyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Aromatic Compounds

Description

White solid with a hyacinth-like odor; [Hawley] Pale yellow crystalline solid; mp = 33-35 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fragrance, flavoring agent, deodorant, and chemical intermediate (chemical resistant coatings, photosensitive polymers, and lithographic plates); [HSDB]

Comments

"Cinnamic alcohol was an allergen in 15 of 20 perfume-sensitive patients patch tested." [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline] Positive patch tests reported in perfume industry and food handlers; One of the chemicals in the "fragrance mix"; [Kanerva, p. 1771] Included in list of "established contact allergens in humans"; [ToxPlanet: EC: Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety: Fragrance allergens in cosmetic products (2011)] Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK]

Reference Link

Occupational dermatitis in food handlers and baker... [J Am Acad Dermatol. 1989] - PubMed result

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 126 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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