Methyl cinnamate

  • 2-Propenoic acid, 3-phenyl-, methyl ester, (2E)-
  • trans-Methyl 3-phenyl-2-propenoate
  • trans-Cinnamic acid methyl ester
  • (E)-Methyl 3-phenylacrylate
  • Methyl (E)-3-phenylprop-2-enoate
Formula
C10H10O2
Structure
Description
Faintly yellow crystals.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1754-62-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-093-8
Merck
12,2358
Beilstein Reference
4-09-00-02005

Properties.
Formula
C10H10O2
Formula mass
162.19
Melting point, °C
34
Boiling point, °C
260 - 262
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.011 (25 C)
Critical temperature
437
Critical pressure
30.80
Density
1.08 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
1.4 g/L (25 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
2.18
Heat of vaporization
49.97 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep containers tightly closed.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Respirators
Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Respiratory protection is not required. Where protection from nuisance levels of dusts are desired, use type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143) dust masks.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
113
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
1
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4 (Substances and products that must be considered harmful)
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May be harmful.
   Inhalation
Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. May be harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.