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Cinnamonitrile CAS 1885-38-7

Molecular Formula: C9H7N

Formula Weight: 129.16

ZSpharmac: Cinnamonitrile Supplier

Product Name: Cinnamonitrile
CAS No: 1885-38-7
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Cinnamonitrile
Other Names:(E)-Cinnamonitrile
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Clear Colorless to Yellow Liquid
EINECS No.:217-552-5
Storage:Room Temperature
Provide:Cinnamonitrile MSDS;
Cinnamonitrile COA

What is Cinnamonitrile?

Cinnamonitrile, also known as cinnamonitrile or phenylpropionitrile, is an organic compound with the chemical formula C9H7N. It is formed by losing a carboxylic acid group from a cinnamaldehyde molecule and adding a cyano group (-CN). Structurally, it has a benzene ring connected to a propenyl side chain containing a cyano group. Cinnamonitrile has the properties of typical nitrile compounds and can participate in a variety of chemical reactions, such as nucleophilic substitution, addition reactions, etc.

In practical applications, Cinnamonitrile may be used as a raw material for synthetic fragrances, pharmaceutical intermediates or other fine chemicals. Its smell is similar to cinnamon, but as a nitrile compound, it is also somewhat toxic and irritating, and requires appropriate protective measures when used. In the perfume and cosmetics industry, it can be used to prepare compounds with long-lasting aromas through further chemical transformations. In the field of drug synthesis, Cinnamonitrile may be used as a starting material for the synthesis of biologically active molecules.

Cinnamonitrile Property

Melting point 18-20 °C (lit.)
Boiling point 254-255 °C (lit.)
density 1.028 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
vapor pressure 1.2Pa at 20℃
refractive index n20/D 1.601(lit.)
Fp >230 °F
storage temp. Sealed in dry,Room Temperature
solubility soluble in Alcohol
form Liquid
color Clear colorless to yellow
Odorat 10.00 % in dipropylene glycol. nitrile cinnamon cassia deep cumin
Odor Typespicy
Water Solubility insoluble


Cinnamonitrile Uses

Fragrance and flavor industry: Due to its unique cinnamon aroma, Cinnamonitrile can be used as a raw material for synthetic flavors. Through chemical transformation, it can be further processed into various fragrance compounds, increasing the complexity and persistence of fragrance formulations and used in perfumes, personal care products and household cleaning products.

Pharmaceutical synthesis: In the pharmaceutical field, Cinnamonitrile can be used as an intermediate for the synthesis of biologically active compounds, including drug molecules. Its structural units can be modified and transformed to generate drugs with specific therapeutic effects, such as anticancer drugs, antimicrobials, or other therapeutic compounds.

Agrochemicals: Cinnamonitrile or its derivatives may be used in agrochemicals as a component of pesticides, fungicides or growth regulators, using their activity against specific organisms to control pests and diseases or affect crop growth.

Fine chemicals synthesis: As a multifunctional organic synthesis building block, Cinnamonitrile can be used to prepare a variety of fine chemicals, including dyes, resins, catalysts and polymer materials. Its reactivity allows it to participate in a variety of chemical reactions to generate structurally diverse products.

Materials Science: In the field of materials science, Cinnamonitrile and its derivatives may be used to prepare polymers or polymer composites with special properties, such as improving the thermal stability, chemical resistance or optical properties of materials.

Research and Development: As a basic chemical, Cinnamonitrile plays an important role in academic research and the development of new compounds, used to explore new chemical reaction pathways, build molecular libraries, or serve as a model compound for theoretical and experimental research.

Cinnamonitrile in Cosmetics

Given the popularity of cinnamon’s scent and its association with comfort and warmth, the cosmetics industry may use processed cinnamon derivatives or safer compounds that mimic the aroma of cinnamon to achieve similar effects. After modification, these derivatives can retain the pleasant aroma of cinnamon while reducing potential skin irritation or adverse reactions. They are suitable for use in perfumes, shower gels, body lotions and other products to provide a pleasant sensory experience.

It is worth noting that cosmetic formulas tend to select raw materials that have undergone strict safety assessments and comply with national cosmetics regulations to ensure that the products are both effective and safe. Therefore, although Cinnamonitrile or its safely modified forms may contribute indirectly to the fragrance properties of cosmetic products.

Cinnamonitrile Advantages

Structural diversity and reactivity: The core structure of Cinnamonitrile contains a cyano group (-CN) and a cinnamon group, which gives it a high degree of reactivity. It can be converted into other useful compounds through a variety of chemical reactions (such as reduction, hydrolysis, alcoholysis, alkylation, acylation, etc.), which is very valuable in synthetic chemistry.

Perfume precursor: Cinnamonitrile can be used as a precursor for synthetic flavors due to its cinnamon aroma properties. Through specific conversion steps, it can be modified into compounds with longer-lasting aroma or specific aroma characteristics for use in perfumes, personal care products and food flavors, adding natural and long-lasting fragrance to these products.

Pharmaceutical intermediates: In the pharmaceutical industry, Cinnamonitrile can be used as a starting material for the synthesis of biologically active molecules. The functional groups in its structure are easy to convert into functional groups, which helps to construct complex drug molecular structures and has potential value for the development of new drugs.

Easy purification and separation: As a product of organic chemical reactions, Cinnamonitrile can usually be purified and separated easily through distillation, crystallization and other methods, which is beneficial to large-scale production and quality control.

Renewable resource relevance: Given that it is derived from natural cinnamon or can be obtained through biotransformation pathways, the production and application of Cinnamonitrile is consistent with the concept of sustainable development and green chemistry, especially in the context of seeking alternatives to petroleum-based chemicals. .


National Center for Biotechnology Information (2024). PubChem Compound Summary for CID 1550846, Cinnamonitrile. Retrieved April 24, 2024 from https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Cinnamonitrile.

As a company specializing in the production and supply of Cinnamonitrile raw materials, we are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and preferential prices. We have rich experience and technology to ensure product quality and stable supply. No matter where you are, we can provide you with the Cinnamonitrile raw materials you need to support your production and research and development.

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Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


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Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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