3-Phenylpropionic acid is a carboxylic acid that belongs to the class of phenylpropanoids. Also referred as hydrocinnamic acid, the chemical is a white crystalline solid with a sweet fatty smell of rose musk cinnamon at room temperature. 3-Phenylpropionic acid is soluble in both water and alcohol. It is widely used in food additives, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
Specifications of 3-Phenylpropionic acid
CAS Number :501-52-0
Product Name :Hydrocinnamic Acid
Synonyms: 3-phenyl Propanic Acid; 3-phenyl Propionic Acid; 3-phenylpropanoic Acid; 3-phenylpropanoic Acid; 3-phenylpropionate; 3-phenylpropionic Acid; Beta-phenylpropionic Acid; Beta-phenylpropionic Acid; 3-phenylpropionic Acid; 3-phenylpropionic Acid (hydrocinnamic Acid)
Molecular Formula :C9H10O2
Molecular Weight: 150.1745
Melting Point: 45-48℃(lit.)
Boiling Point: 280℃(lit.)
Flash Point: 170.045ºC
Uses of 3-Phenylpropionic acid
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Phenylpropanoic acid is widely used for flavoring, food additives, spices, fragrance, and medicines as it acts as a fixative agent, or a preservative.
- Food Industry
3-Phenylpropionic acid is utilized in the food industry as a preservative as well as to maintain the original quality of aroma of frozen foods. It is also used for flavoring and restoring original color to food. 3-Phenylpropionic acid is added to shelved foods to prevent microorganisms from deteriorating the food. It also acts as an antioxidant to prolong the life of foodstuff in shelves. 3-Phenylpropionic acid is also used as a food sweetener.
3-Phenylpropionic acid acts as an emulsifier as it can keep water and oil mixtures separated. 3-Phenylpropionic acid can be added in food for technological reasons in wide range such as processing, manufacturing, packaging, treatment, transportation, and storage.
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3-Phenylpropionic acid is used in beautifying products such as bath gels, detergent powders, and fabric softeners as it gives a floral scent. It is also used as a flavour for mouthwashes and toothpastes.