Location: Functional Foods Research Unit
Title: Preparation of Glycerol Cinnamate Authors
Submitted to: American Oil Chemists' Society Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 16, 2007
Publication Date: May 16, 2007
Citation: Harry O Kuru, R.E., Holser, R.A., Vaughn, S.F. 2007. Preparation of glycerol cinnamate. American Oil Chemists' Society Meeting. p. 61-62. Technical Abstract: Glycerol was combined with cinnamic acid to prepare the corresponding ester, glycerol cinnamate. Conversions of 81% were achieved after 16 hr in toluene at reflux conditions. The product was recovered by extraction with distilled water and diethyl ether. The isolated product displayed strong absorbance in the UVB range. It is expected to find applications as a UV filter in cosmetic and personal care formulations where a moderately hydrophilic compound would be advantageous.