Alpha Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde


Very mild, sweet-oily, slightly floral odor with a trace of herbaccous undertones. The odor becomes considerably more floral and lively when the material is incorporated with more volatile material in a composition. Finds considerable use in perfume formulations for its rich floral and pleasant oily-herbaccous odor-contribution to Jasmin bases, Gardenia, Tuberose, Magnolia, etc. and in general as part of a floral theme in other fragrance types.

General Information

CategoryAromatic Compound
IUPAC Name2-benzylideneoctanal
CAS Number101-86-0
Molecular Weight216.32 g/mol

Organoleptic Properties

Odor Family
Odor Strength
Odor DescriptionCitrus, Floral, Fresh, Fruity, Green, Herbal, Jasmin, Powdery, Spicy, Sweet, Tropical, Waxy
Substantivity400 hours at 100%

Physical Properties

AppearancePale yellow to yellow clear liquid to solid (est)
Specific Gravity0.951 to 0.959 @ 25 °C.
Pounds per Gallon7.913 to 7.98
Refractive Index1.547 to 1.552 @ 20 °C.
Vapor Pressure0.001 mmHg @ 25 °C. (est)
Boiling Point174 to 176 °C. @ 15 mm Hg
Flash Point235 °F. TCC ( 113 °C. )
Acid Value2 max. KOH/g
Shelf Life12 months if stored properly
StorageStore in cool, dry place in tightly sealed containers, protected from heat and light.
Soluble inFixed oils
Paraffin oil
Water, 2.75 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble inWater
Propylene glycol


CategoryFlavor and fragrance agents
Critical EffectDermal sensitization
Usage limits in the finished product
Cat. 1Category 1:1.8 %
Cat. 2Category 2:0.53 %
Cat. 3Category 3:11.00 %
Cat. 4Category 4:9.9 %
Cat. 5ACategory 5A:2.5 %
Cat. 5BCategory 5B:2.5 %
Cat. 5CCategory 5C:2.5 %
Cat. 5DCategory 5D:2.5 %
Cat. 6Category 6:5.8 %
Cat. 7ACategory 7A:20.00 %
Cat. 7BCategory 7B:20.00 %
Cat. 8Category 8:1.00 %
Cat. 9Category 9:19.00 %
Cat. 10ACategory 10A:69.00 %
Cat. 10BCategory 10B:69.00 %
Cat. 11ACategory 11A:38.00 %
Cat. 11BCategory 11B:38.00 %
Cat. 12Category 12:No Restriction

Safety Information

PictogramsGHS07: Harmful
Hazard StatementH317 - May cause an allergic skin reaction
H402 - Harmful to aquatic life
H412 - Harmful 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/…
P321 - Specific treatment (see … on this label)
P333 + 313 - If skin irritation or a rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention
P363 - Wash contaminated clothing before reuse
P501 - Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
R-phrasesR38 - Irritating to skin
R43 - May cause sensitisation by skin contact
S-phrasesS2 - Keep out of the reach of children
S24/25 - Avoid contact with skin and eyes
S26 - In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice
S27 - Take off immediately all contaminated clothing
S36 - Wear suitable protective clothing
Europe Standard HazardXi - Irritant


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