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Ethyl Cinnamate (CAS 103-36-6)

Ethyl cinnamate is the ester of cinnamic acid and ethanol. It is present in the essential oil of cinnamon. It can be produced by the esterification between cinnamic acid and ethanol with the presence of sulfuric acid or the reaction between benzaldehyde and ethyl acetate.

Pure ethyl cinnamate has a “fruity and balsamic odor, reminiscent of cinnamon with an amber note” which is widely used in flavor formulation of some berry flavors.