C8H7COOCH2C6H5White crystals; melting point 39°C; insoluble in water, soluble in ethanol; used in perfumery.
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Ethyl cinnamate is the ester of cinnamic acid and ethanol. It is present in the essential oil of cinnamon; pure ethyl cinnamate has a "fruity and balsamic odor, reminiscent of cinnamon with an amber note".
Methyl cinnamate is the methyl ester of cinnamic acid and is a white or transparent solid with a strong, aromatic odor. It is found naturally in a variety of plants, including in fruits, like strawberry, and some culinary spices, such as Sichuan pepper and some varieties of basil.