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Cinnamyl alcohol

Cinnamyl alcohol
IUPAC name 3-Phenyl-2-propen-1-ol
Other names Cinnamyl alcohol
Cinnamic alcohol
Styryl carbinol
Phenylallyl alcohol
CAS number 104-54-1
SMILES OC/C=C/c1ccccc1
Molecular formula C9H10O
Molar mass 134.17 g/mol
Density 1.0397 g/cm³ at 35 °C
Melting point

33 °C

Boiling point

250 °C

MSDS External MSDS
Related Compounds
Related compounds Cinnamic acid; Cinnamaldehyde
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Cinnamyl alcohol is an organic compound that is found in esterified form in storax, balsam Peru and cinnamon leaves. It forms a white crystalline solid when pure, or a yellow oil when even slightly impure. It can be produced by the hydrolysis of storax.

Cinnamyl alcohol has the odor of hyacinth and is used in perfumery and as a deodorant.


Cinnamyl alcohol should be avoided by people with perfume allergy[1].


  1. ^ Survey and health assessment of chemical substances in massage oils
  • Merck Index, 11th Edition, 2305.
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