cinnamic acid definition

  • noun:
    • A white crystalline acid, C6H5CHCHCOOH, obtained from cinnamon or from balsams including storax or made synthetically and used mainly to manufacture perfumery substances.
    • The fragrant carboxylic acid C6H5-CH=CH-COOH received from cinnamon; it is found in perfumery etc
  • adjective:
    • a white, crystalline, odorless compound. C6H5.C2H2C2H2.CO2H, previously obtained from storax and oil of cinnamon, now created from specific benzene types in large quantities, and used for the artificial creation of indigo.
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