Hydrocinnamic Acid
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Title: Hydrocinnamic Acid
CAS Registry Number: 501-52-0
CAS Name: Benzenepropanoic acid
Additional Names: 3-phenylpropionic acid; b-phenylpropionic acid; benzylacetic acid
Molecular Formula: C9H10O2
Molecular Weight: 150.17
Percent Composition: C 71.98%, H 6.71%, O 21.31%
Line Formula: C6H5CH2CH2COOH
Literature References: Prepn by reduction of cinnamic acid: Ingersoll, Org. Synth. 9, 42 (1929); from propiophenone: Schwenk, Papa, J. Org. Chem. 11, 798 (1946); by Mauer oxidation of 1-phenyl-3-propanol: Langenbeck, Richter, Ber. 89, 202 (1956); by chromate oxidation of propylbenzene: Reitsema, Allphin, J. Org. Chem. 27, 27 (1962).
Properties: White, cryst powder, mp 47-48°. bp 280°; bp75 194-197°; bp18 145-147°; bp6 125-129°. Sol in 170 parts cold, more sol in hot water, in alcohol, benzene, chloroform, ether, glacial acetic acid, petr ether, carbon disulfide.
Melting point: mp 47-48°
Boiling point: bp 280°; bp75 194-197°; bp18 145-147°; bp6 125-129°

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