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Methyl Cinnamate

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Methyl cinnamate (C10H10O2) is found in a variety of plants, such as basil, strawberries, and eucalyptus. Methyl cinnamate is used as a flavoring and as a fragrance, with a smell of cinnamon and strawberry. Methyl cinnamate has been investigated in its effect on food browning, specifically in mushrooms.[1]

[1] [1]Huang QS, et al. Inhibitory effects of methyl trans-cinnamate on mushroom tyrosinase and its antimicrobial activities. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2009: 3-25.

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