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Ethyl cinnamate

Application of spices and fragrance Content analysis Toxicity Use the limit Maximal allowable amount as additive and maximal allowable residue Chemical properties Uses Production method
Ethyl cinnamate
Ethyl cinnamate
Chemical Name:
Ethyl cinnamate
NSC 6773;FEMA 2430;Ethyl Gui;Ethylcinnamat;Ethyl ciamate;SeMaSORB 9827;ETHYL CINNAMATE;Ethylphenylacryate;RARECHEM AL BI 0143;TRANS-ETHYLCINNAMATE
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
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Ethyl cinnamate Properties

Melting point:
6-8 °C(lit.)
Boiling point:
271 °C(lit.)
1.049 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)
refractive index 
n20/D 1.558(lit.)
Flash point:
>230 °F
storage temp. 
Refrigerator (+4°C)
Clear colorless to pale yellow
Water Solubility 
Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, acids, bases, reducing agents. Combustible.
CAS DataBase Reference
103-36-6(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
trans-Ethyl cinnamate(103-36-6)
EPA Substance Registry System
2-Propenoic acid, 3-phenyl-, ethyl ester(103-36-6)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
  • Hazard and Precautionary Statements (GHS)
Risk Statements  20-22
Safety Statements  23-24/25
WGK Germany  1
RTECS  GD9010000
Signal word:
Hazard statements:
Code Hazard statements Hazard class Category Signal word Pictogram P-Codes
H303 May be harmfulif swallowed Acute toxicity,oral Category 5 P312
Precautionary statements:

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Sigma-Aldrich 112372 Ethyl cinnamate 99% 103-36-6 100g $24.2 2018-11-13 Buy
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TCI Chemical C0359 Ethyl Cinnamate >99.0%(GC) 103-36-6 25g $14 2017-11-08 Buy
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Ethyl cinnamate Chemical Properties,Uses,Production

Application of spices and fragrance

Ethyl cinnamate is also known as β-phenyl acrylate and ethyl 3-phenylpropionate. At room temperature, it appears as colorless oily liquid. It is naturally presented in guava, strawberries, white and red wine, brandy, rum, vanilla and prickly pear. Aroma characterization: sweet amber cream, sweet orange and grape-like rhyme with elegant fragrance of balsam and honey-fragrance. Flavor: strong sweet fruit, plum, cherry-like scent, sweet fruit flavor, fragrance incense, berries, mixed sweet drinks, green incense with vanilla fragrant orchid fragrance. It can be used for the formulation of edible fragrance of almond, vanilla, cinnamon, honey, berries, mixed sweet drinks, fragrance flavor, spicy type, grape and cherry flavors.

Content analysis

As determined by the determination method 1 in the ester assay (OT-18). The amount of taken sample was 1.2 g. The equivalent factor (e) in the calculation is taken as 88.11.
It can be alternatively determined by polar column method in GT-10-4.


ADI 1.25 mg/kg (CE).
LD50: 4000 m/kg (rat, oral administration).

Use the limit

FEMA (mg/kg): soft drinks 4.1; cold drinks 8.8; candy 9.5; baked goods 12; pudding 2.4; gum 1l~40.
Appropriate amount should be the limitation (FDA § 172.515, 2000).

Maximal allowable amount as additive and maximal allowable residue

Name of additive Food allowed to use it as additives Function of additive Maximal allowable residue(g/kg) Maximal allowable residue(g/kg)
Ethyl cinnamate Food Edible spice Spices used for the formulation of fragrance should not exceed the maximal allowable amount and maximal allowable residue provided in GB2760 /

Chemical properties

It appears as nearly colorless, transparent oily liquid with light, long lasting cinnamon and strawberry aroma and sweet honey aroma. It has no optical activity with the melting point of 12 ° C, the boiling point of 272 ° C and the flash point of 93.5 ° C. It is miscible in ethanol, ether and most non-volatile oils. It is almost insoluble in glycerol and water. It is slightly soluble in propylene glycol.
Its natural product exists in the Soviet Union balsam, galangal oil and so on.


1.   GB 2760-96 provides it as food spices allowable for temporary use. It is mainly used for the preparation of strawberry, raspberry and plum, cherry and other type of flavor. Owing to the high boiling point and stability, it is appropriate to be used for baked goods.
2.   It is an important kind of fragrance and spices intermediates. It can also be used as the intermediates of medicine and food additives.
3.   It can be used for the perfume industry.
4.   It is suitable to be applied to the roses, daffodils, ambergris-amber, citrus incense, fern, chypre, Cologne, re-oriental and woody-incense and other flavor. It can be used to coordinate the other ointment in the soap, toiletries water and powder flavor and also has incense fixative effect. It can also be used as flavoring agent to be applied to flavor such as cherry, grape, strawberry, raspberry, peach, plum, cinnamon, spicy and vanilla bean.
5.   It can be used as the incense fixative agent and modification agents for fragrance. It can also be applied to glass prism
6.   This product exists in the natural storax with a fruit-like aroma and the atmosphere being clear and sweet with oriental fragrance. It has excellent effect when being used in combination with the natural fruit essential oils with the effect being better for fragrance, perfume and flavor. It can also be used in edible waxberry essence.

Production method

It can be obtained through the esterification between cinnamic acid and ethanol in the presence of sulfuric acid with a yield of about 60%. It can also be derived through the reaction bewteen benzaldehyde and ethyl acetate.
It can be obtained through the reaction between benzaldehyde and ethyl acetate in the presence of sodium metal.
It is derived from the heating of cinnamic acid, ethanol and sulfuric acid to 100 °C in the presence of aluminum sulfate.

Chemical Properties

colourless liquid

Purification Methods

Wash the ester with aqueous 10% Na2CO3, then water, dry (MgSO4), and distil it. The purified ester is saponified with aqueous KOH, and, after acidifying the solution, cinnamic acid is isolated, washed and dried. The ester is reformed by refluxing for 15hours the cinnamic acid (25g) with absolute EtOH (23g), conc H2SO4 (4g) and dry *benzene (100mL), after which it is isolated, washed, dried and distilled under reduced pressure [Jeffery & Vogel J Chem Soc 658 1958]. [Beilstein 9 IV 2006.]

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2018-08-01 Ethyl cinnamate
US $10.00 / KG 25KG 99% 1000KGS

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