Hexyl cinnamaldehyde

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


CAS No. 101-86-0

Odour (decreasing): Sweet, floral-jasmine, green, citrus-fruity, powdery, spicy

Solvent: -none added

Manufacturer: SAFC

Main Synonyms: alpha- hexylcinnamic aldehyde, hexyl cinnamal, hexyl cinnamic aldehyde, jasmonal H 

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Description and usage notes:

One of the essential components of almost every jasmine recreation, this is a lovely soft floral material with only a slight spice note. Longer lasting than the similar Amyl Cinnamaldehyde.

According to Arctander it is: “Very mild, sweet-oily, slightly floral odor with a trace of hcrbaccous undertones. The odor becomes considerably more floral and lively when the material is incorporated with more volatile material in a composition… This aldehyde finds considerable use in perfume formulations for its rich floral and pleasant oily-herbaccous odor-contribution to Jasmin bases, Gardenia, Tuberose, Magnolia, etc. and in general as part of a floral theme in other fragrance types.” 

Hexyl cinnamaldehyde can oxidise easily, resulting in unpleasant cardboard-like off-odours.  To minimise this we have chosen to stock material pre-stabilised with BHT by the manufacturer and we keep our stocks in cold storage to maintain maximum freshness: we recommend you do the same.


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1 review for Hexyl cinnamaldehyde

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    fibanachi17 (verified owner)

    Very delicate and at the same time multifaceted floral ingredient. It is a lightweight grassy jasmine (with shades of chamomile) and a hint of spice tone. Very natural and at the same time with great tenacity ingredient. In my opinion it could easily “give a body” to many beautiful floral compositions .

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