Agent Name

Cinnamic aldehyde

Alternative Name

Cinnamal

CAS Number

104-55-2

Formula

C9-H8-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Propenal, 3-phenyl-; 3-Fenylpropenal [Czech]; 3-Phenyl-2-propen-1-al; 3-Phenyl-2-propenal; 3-Phenyl-2-propenaldehyde; 3-Phenylacrolein; 3-Phenylacrylaldehyde; 3-Phenylpropenal; Abion CA; Acrolein, 3-phenyl-; Aldehyd skoricovy [Czech]; Benzylideneacetaldehyde; Cassia aldehyde; Cinnamal; Cinnamic aldehyde; Cinnamic aldehyde (natural); Cinnamyl aldehyde; Cinnamylaldehyde; Cinnemaldehyde; Hefty Dog and Cat Repellent; Phenylacrolein; Zimtaldehyde; beta-Phenylcrolein; [ChemIDplus] UN8027

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Yellowish oily liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used to flavor beverages, chewing gum, and dental products; [Marks, p. 77]

Comments

May cause hand dermatitis in bakers; [Marks, p. 77] Contact urticaria and allergic contact dermatitis reported in workers handling flavoring agents and perfumes; it is included 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] A skin, eye, upper respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 160 deg F;

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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