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trans-Cinnamaldehyde is used in the flavor and perfume industry. It is also used in medicine. It reacts with glutathione to get an adduct 1'-(glutathion-S-yl)-dihydrocinnamaldehyde. It is used to prepare cinnamylidene-bisacetamide by reacting with acetamide. Further, it inhibits xanthine oxidase.
For details of the 1,2-addition of a functionalized Zn-Cu organometallic RCu(CN)ZnI to give an allylic alcohol, see; Org. Synth. Coll., 9, 502 (1998).
For reaction with 1,2-Ethanedithiol, L12865 to give the dithiolane, followed by coupling with trimethylsilylmethyl magnesium chloride, catalyzed by Dichlorobis(triphenylphosphine)nickel(II), 13930, as an example of Ni catalyzed coupling of dithioacetals with Grignards, see: J. Org. Chem., 53, 5582 (1988); Org. Synth. Coll., 9, 727 (1998):
Zinn, S.; Betz, T.; Medcraft, C.; Schnell, M. Structure determination of trans-cinnamaldehyde by broadband microwave spectroscopy. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17, 16080-16085.
Loquercio, A.; Castell-Perez, E.; Gomes, C.; Moreira, R. G. Preparation of Chitosan-Alginate Nanoparticles for Trans-cinnamaldehyde Entrapment. J. Food Sci. 2015, 80 (10), N2305-N2315.
Hazard Statements: H303-H315-H319-H317
May be harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Precautionary Statements: P262-P280g-P305+P351+P338
Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Wear protective gloves. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.