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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.

Additional recommended knowledge

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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