Product name: Cinnamic Aldehyde
CAS No.: 104-55-2
Appearance: Colorless to light yellow oily liquid
Relative density: 1.048~1.052
Refractive index: 1.618~1.623
Boiling point: 120 ℃ (1.32 kPa), 177.7 ℃ (13.17 kPa)
Solubility: almost insoluble in water (1g soluble in 700 water), soluble in ethanol, ether, chloroform, grease, etc
As an agrichemical
Cinnamic aldehyde is also used as a fungicide. Proven effective on over 40 different crops, Cinnamic aldehyde is typically applied to the root systems of plants. Its low toxicity and well-known properties make it ideal for agriculture. Cinnamic aldehyde is an effective insecticide, and its scent is also known to repel animals like cats and dogs. Cinnamic aldehyde has recently been recognized as a very effective insecticide for mosquito larvae.
As an antimicrobial
Another use for cinnamaldehyde is as an antimicrobial. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that Cinnamaldehyde, when used in Big Red, prevented oral bacterial growth by more than 50 percent. It is especially effective against bacteria living at the back of the tongue, reducing anaerobic bacteria populations by about 43 percent.