Methyl cinnamate

Catalog No. Size PriceQuantity
M13356-2 2mg solid $80
M13356-10 10mg solid $240


Methyl cinnamate (Methyl 3-phenylpropenoate), an active component of Zanthoxylum armatum, is a widely used natural flavor compound. Methyl cinnamate (Methyl 3-phenylpropenoate) possesses antimicrobial activity and is a tyrosinase inhibitor that can prevent food browning. Methyl cinnamate (Methyl 3-phenylpropenoate) has antiadipogenic activity through mechanisms mediated, in part, by the CaMKK2-AMPK signaling pathway.

Product information

CAS Number: 103-26-4

Molecular Weight: 162.19

Formula: C10H10O2


Methyl 3-phenylpropenoate

Chemical Name: methyl 3-phenylprop-2-enoate

Smiles: COC(=O)C=CC1C=CC=CC=1


InChi: InChI=1S/C10H10O2/c1-12-10(11)8-7-9-5-3-2-4-6-9/h2-8H,1H3/b8-7+

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: DMSO : ≥ 100 mg/mL (616.56 mM). H2O : 1 mg/mL (6.17 mM; Need ultrasonic).

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥12 months if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

In 3T3-L1 cell model, Methyl cinnamate (Methyl 3-phenylpropenoate) inhibits adipocyte differentiation by attenuating expression of the adipogenic transcription factors SREBP-1, PPARγ, and C/EBPα and the transcriptional activity of PPARγ. In addition, Methyl cinnamate (Methyl 3-phenylpropenoate) activates the CaMKK2−AMPK signaling cascade involved in the regulation of adipogenesis.


  1. Chen YY, et al. Methyl cinnamate inhibits adipocyte differentiation via activation of the CaMKK2-AMPK pathwayin 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. J Agric Food Chem. 2012 Feb 1;60(4):955-63.

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