crystallizes in white needles, is soluble in alcohol and ether, has an odour like that of hyacinths, and is used in perfumery. It occurs as cinnamic, ester in storax, and is prepared from that substance by the action of potassium hydroxide, followed by distilation. Its sp. gr. is 10397, an it boils at 2570 C. By oxidation it yields cinnamic acid, and when the oxidation is more vigorous, benzoic acid.
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