Alpha Amyl Cinnamic Aldehyde


Very mild oily-herbaceous and somewhat floral odor, reminiscent of many types of natural flowers, but mostly of Jasmin, Gardenia and Tuberose.

General Information

CategoryAromatic Compound
IUPAC Name2-benzylideneheptanal
CAS Number122-40-7
Molecular Weight202.29 g/mol

Organoleptic Properties

Odor Family
Odor Strength
Odor DescriptionFloral, Fruity, Green, Herbal, Jasmin, Oily, Powdery, Sweet, Tropical
Substantivity256 hours at 100%

Physical Properties

AppearancePale yellow to yellow clear liquid (est)
Specific Gravity0.963 to 0.971 @ 25 °C.
Pounds per Gallon8.013 to 8.08
Refractive Index1.555 to 1.559 @ 20 °C.
Vapor Pressure0.002 mmHg @ 25 °C. (est)
Boiling Point287 to 290 °C. @ 760 mm Hg
Flash Point> 212 °F. TCC ( > 100 °C. )
Melting Point80 °C. @ 760 mm Hg
Acid Value5 max. KOH/g
Shelf Life12 months if stored properly
StorageStore in cool, dry place in tightly sealed containers, protected from heat and light.
Soluble inEthyl alcohol, 4 vol. of 80% alcohol
Fixed oils
Paraffin oil
Water, 8.545 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble inWater
Propylene glycol


CategoryFlavor and fragrance agents
Critical EffectDermal sensitization and systemic toxicity
Usage limits in the finished product
Cat. 1Category 1:0.58 %
Cat. 2Category 2:0.53 %
Cat. 3Category 3:0.26 %
Cat. 4Category 4:7.00 %
Cat. 5ACategory 5A:2.5 %
Cat. 5BCategory 5B:0.32 %
Cat. 5CCategory 5C:0.45 %
Cat. 5DCategory 5D:0.11 %
Cat. 6Category 6:0.064 %
Cat. 7ACategory 7A:0.26 %
Cat. 7BCategory 7B:0.26 %
Cat. 8Category 8:0.11 %
Cat. 9Category 9:1.5 %
Cat. 10ACategory 10A:1.5 %
Cat. 10BCategory 10B:3.5 %
Cat. 11ACategory 11A:0.11 %
Cat. 11BCategory 11B:0.11 %
Cat. 12Category 12:No Restriction

Safety Information

PictogramsGHS07: HarmfulGHS09: Environmental Hazard
Hazard StatementH317 - May cause an allergic skin reaction
H401 - Toxic to aquatic life
H411 - Toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects
Precautionary StatementP261 - Avoid breathing dust/fumes/gas/mist/vapours/spray
P272 - Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace
P273 - Avoid release to the environment
P280 - Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection
P302 + 352 - IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water/…
P333 + 313 - If skin irritation or a rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention
P363 - Wash contaminated clothing before reuse
P391 - Collect spillage
P501 - Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
R-phrasesR36/37/38 - Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin
R43 - May cause sensitisation by skin contact
S-phrasesS2 - Keep out of the reach of children
S26 - In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice
S37/39 - Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection
Europe Standard HazardXi - Irritant


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