Methyl cinnamate

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


CAS No. 1754-62-7

Odour (decreasing): Balsamic, sweet, fruity-strawberry, fresh. Powerful

Solvent: -50% in IPM but see below for optional pure product

Main Synonyms: methyl cinnamylate; methyl cinnamate, trans; methyl-3-phenyl propenoate; methyl trans-cinnamate

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Description and usage notes:

This is the trans isomer. Strong and persistent balsamic odour, becoming fruitier with increasing dilution.  Very useful in amber and oriental styles of fragrance and in combination with labdanum.

Arctander puts it like this “This ester is widely wed in perfume compositions, but normally at very low concentration. It imparts power and sweet-fruity, balsamic ‘Oriental’ notes to Ambre bases, Citrus colognes (where it blends excellently with Labdanum products), Carnation (where it introduces freshness), Narcisse, Lavender, Fruit and Spice blends, etc.”  

Usage level is from traces to about 2% of the concentrate.

This material is solid with a melting point around 38 Centigrade, repeated melting can result in polymerisation of the product (ultimately rendering it useless) so to minimise the need for this it is supplied by default as a 50% solution in IPM: if you prefer pure we make a small additional charge to melt it for you but the price of the material itself is the same – please indicate your preference in the box at checkout.  Note that you only need to pay the melting charge once however much Methyl Cinnamate you’re buying.

1 review for Methyl cinnamate

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    DH (verified owner)

    A strong fruity balsamic note. This might be useful if you wanted a stronger effect than you can get by using the IFRA safe amounts of things like cinnamyl alcohol, Peru balsam, Tolu balsam, or styrax.

    The pure material dissolves readily in alcohol.

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