Product Overview

Cinnamaldehyde, a yellowish liquid with a cinnamon odor, finds use as a flavoring agent and fragrance ingredient in various products. While occurring naturally in cinnamon and other plants, it’s widely employed in food, perfumes, and household items. Known for skin irritations, it can induce dermatitis, particularly in perfume and food industry workers.

Cinnamaldehyde serves as a fungicide, insecticide, and is reported for potential antitumor activity. Safety precautions include handling to avoid skin contact and understanding its flammability. Additionally, it is shipped with hazardous classifications. Disposal methods involve incineration according to regulations.

Characteristic Data


Molar Mass132.16 g/mol
Boiling Point248 °C
Density1.05 g/cm³
Melting Point-7.5 °C
Vapor density4.6 (vs air)
Vapor pressure<0.1 hPa (20 °C)
Flash point160 °F
Storage tempStore below +30°C
Solubility1g/l soluble
FormOrganic Compound
ColorClear yellow
Specific Gravity1.05
OdorStrong odor of cinnamon
Odor Typespicy
Water SolubilitySlightly soluble
ClassificationOrganic Compound


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Cinnamaldehyde is an organic compound with the chemical formula C₆H₅CH=CHCHO. It is classified as an unsaturated aldehyde and plays a key role in imparting the characteristic flavor and odor to cinnamon.

Cinnamaldehyde naturally occurs predominantly in the trans isomer form. It is this compound that provides cinnamon with its distinct flavor and aromatic qualities.

Cinnamaldehyde is a phenylpropanoid that is naturally synthesized by the shikimate pathway. This biochemical route is responsible for the production of various aromatic compounds in plants, including cinnamaldehyde in cinnamon.

Cinnamaldehyde finds applications in industries such as food and beverages, cosmetics, and perfumery. It is utilized for its aromatic properties, as well as its potential antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics.

Various derivatives of cinnamaldehyde exist, each with its own set of properties and applications. Some derivatives may be used for specific purposes, such as in the synthesis of other aromatic compounds or in medicinal applications.

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