Title: Cinnamaldehyde
CAS Registry Number: 104-55-2
CAS Name: 3-Phenyl-2-propenal
Additional Names: cinnamic aldehyde; phenylacrolein; cinnamal
Molecular Formula: C9H8O
Molecular Weight: 132.16
Percent Composition: C 81.79%, H 6.10%, O 12.11%
Literature References: Found in Ceylon and Chinese cinnamon oils as the trans-form. Prepn by condensation of benzaldehyde and acetaldehyde: Peine, Ber. 17, 2117 (1884); JP 163097 (1944 to Ogawa Chem. Ind.); from 2-chloroallylbenzene: Bert, Dorier, Compt. Rend. 191, 332 (1930); Bert, Annequin, ibid. 192, 1315 (1931); by condensation of styrene with formylmethylaniline: GB 504125 (1939 to I. G. Farben); by oxidation of cinnamyl alc: Holum, J. Org. Chem. 26, 4814 (1961); Traynelis, Hergenrother, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 86, 298 (1964). Isoln from woodrotting fungus, Stereum subpileatum Berk. & Curt.: Birkinshaw et al., Biochem. J. 66, 188 (1957). Toxicity data: P. M. Jenner et al., Food Cosmet. Toxicol. 2, 327 (1964). Review of risk assessment as fragrance ingredient: D. Bickers et al., Food Chem. Toxicol. 43, 799-836 (2005); of toxicology: J. Cocchiara et al., ibid. 867-923.
Properties: Yellowish oily liquid, strong odor of cinnamon. d2525 1.048-1.052. Volatile with steam. mp -7.5°. bp1.0 76.1°; bp5 105.8°; bp10 120.0°; bp20 135.7°; bp40 152.2°; bp60 163.7°; bp100 177.7°; bp200 199.3°; bp400 222.4°; bp760 246.0° (some dec). nD20 1.618-1.623. Flash point, closed cup: >100°C. Dissolves in about 700 parts water, in about 7 vols of 60% alc. Misc with alcohol, ether, chloroform, oils. LD50 in rats (mg/kg): 2220 orally (Jenner).
Melting point: mp -7.5°
Boiling point: bp1.0 76.1°; bp5 105.8°; bp10 120.0°; bp20 135.7°; bp40 152.2°; bp60 163.7°; bp100 177.7°; bp200 199.3°; bp400 222.4°; bp760 246.0° (some dec)
Flash point: Flash point, closed cup: >100°C
Index of refraction: nD20 1.618-1.623
Density: d2525 1.048-1.052
Toxicity data: LD50 in rats (mg/kg): 2220 orally (Jenner)
Use: In the flavor and perfume industry.
Cinnamedrine Cinnamic Acid Cinnamoyl Chloride Cinnamoylcocaine Cinnamyl Alcohol

Zimtaldehyd - cinnamaldehyde.svg Cinnamaldehyde.png
CAS number 104-55-2 YesY
PubChem 637511
ChemSpider 553117 YesY
EC number 203-213-9
KEGG C00903 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:16731 YesY
IUPHAR ligand 2423
RTECS number GD6475000
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C9H8O
Molar mass 132.16 g/mol
Appearance Yellow oil
Odor pungent, cinnamon-like
Density 1.0497 g/mL
Melting point −7.5 °C; 18.5 °F; 265.6 K
Boiling point 248 °C; 478 °F; 521 K
Solubility in water Slightly Soluble
Solubility soluble in ether, chloroform
insoluble in petroleum ether
miscible with alcohol, oils
Refractive index (nD) 1.6195
R-phrases R36 R37 R38
S-phrases S26 S36
NFPA 704
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Flash point 71 °C; 160 °F; 344 K
LD50 3400 mg/kg (rat, oral)
Related compounds
Related compounds Cinnamic acid
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Cinnamaldehyde is the organic compound that gives cinnamon its flavor and odor.[1] This pale yellow, viscous liquid occurs naturally in the bark of cinnamon trees and other species of the genus Cinnamomum. The essential oil of cinnamon bark is about 90% cinnamaldehyde.