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Hexyl cinnamaldehyde

Hexyl cinnamaldehyde
IUPAC name (2E)-2-(cyclohexylmethylidene)octanal
CAS number 101-86-0
PubChem 1550884
Molecular formula C15H20O
Molar mass 216.32 g mol-1
Solubility in water Insoluble
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Hexyl cinnamaldehyde, or hexyl cinnamal, is a common additive in perfume and cosmetic industry as aroma substance. It is found naturally in the essential oil of chamomile.


It is a pale yellow to yellow clear liquid to solid, which is insoluble in water but soluble in oils.


Hexyl cinnamaldehyde is a class B allergen according to DIMDI classification. It is also an irritant in concentrations higher than recommended.


  • Dictionary of Ingredients H-M
  • Le Flacon - ingrédient Hexyl Cinnamal
  • alpha-hexyl cinnamaldehyde (data sheet, 3-D Java applet showing the molecule.)
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