Tag Archives: Cinnamyl alcohol

Cinnamyl Alcohol (CAS 103-54-1)

Cinnamyl Alcohol is an organic compound that is found in esterified form in storax, or 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.

It is used in cosmetics as a fragrance or flavoring agent.

Cinnamyl Acetate (CAS 103-54-8)

Cinnamyl acetate is an acetate ester resulting from the formal condensation of cinnamyl alcohol with acetic acid. Found in cinnamon leaf oil. It has a role as a fragrance, a metabolite and an insecticide. It derives from a cinnamyl alcohol.

Cinnamyl acetate is a constituent of cassia oil as well.