Esters derived from trans-4-methoxycinnamic acid are effective absorbers of UV radiation. The starting material was trans-4-methoxycinnamic acid and 3,5dimethoxybenzoic acid methyl ester in isolated avenanthramide alkaloids synthsis. trans-4-Methoxycinnamic acid was converted into its acid chloride (yield 98%) with thionyl chloride. Employed in organic synthesis of pharmaceutical intermediates, synthetic anti-adrenergic drugs esmolol, cosmetics ultraviolet absorption.
Soluble in ethanol, ethyl acetate and other organic solvents.
Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Store away from strong oxidizing agents.
|171° to 175°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : UD3391300
TSCA : TSCA