Cinnamic Aldehyde

HS Code : 29122910 | CAS NO. : 104-55-2

General description:

Chemical Formula: C9H8O

Cinnamaldehyde is an organic compound with the formula C6H5CH=CHCHO. Occurring naturally as predominantly the trans isomer, it gives cinnamon its flavor and odor. It is a phenylpropanoid that is naturally synthesized by the shikimate pathway.

Application & Usage:

  • Cinnamon flavoring agent in baked food, candies and chewing gums
  • Used as spicy oriental notes in perfumes, soaps and other toiletries


IS cinnamaldehyde found natuarally?

Cinnamaldehyde naturally occurs in the barks of the cinnamon tree. It is even found in the other members of the cinnamon species. Some of the plants with measured amounts of cinnamaldehyde are cinnamomum Verum, Cinnamomum ariomaticum, Apium graveolens, Hyacinthus reientalis and syzygium aromaticum.

How to identify Cinnamaldehyde?

Cinnamaldehyde is identified according to the Tollens test. It is detected on TLC plates and is compared with the standard cinnamaldehyde that serves as a positive control. It was separated using a separating funnel. FTIR spectrometry and HPLC analysis were used and from this, the purity and the identity of cinnamaldehyde were confirmed.

How to store the cinnamaldehyde solution?

Cinnamaldehyde solution must be kept in a tightly-closed container under an inert atmosphere.

Is Cinnamaldehyde soluble in water? What are some physical properties of cinnamic aldehyde?

Cinnamaldehyde exists as yellowish to greenish-yellow oily liquid. It has a strong pungent, spicy cinnamon odour. It is slightly soluble in water. It is soluble in alcohol, ether and chloroform. It is mostly used as a food flavouring agent and as a medical herb.


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