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Cinnamaldehyde - Identification, toxicity, use, water pollution potential, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

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Identifying information, including synonyms, ID numbers, use type, chemical classification, a link to a list of all products containing this chemical and a list of the top crops this pesticide is used on in California.
Signs and symptoms of poisoning, first aid, and links to treatment information for this chemical.
Link to information on toxicity to humans, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and acute toxicity.
Links to world-wide registration status as well as regulatory information for the U.S. and California.
Water quality standards and physical properties affecting water contamination potential.
Toxicity to aquatic organisms.
List of chemicals in the same family, including breakdown products, salts, esters, isomers, and other derivatives.
 

Chemical Identification and Use for Cinnamaldehyde

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Cinnamaldehyde
CAS Number: 104-55-2
U.S. EPA PC Code: 040506
CA DPR Chem Code: 2277
Molecular Weight: 132.15
Use Type: Dog and Cat Repellent , Fungicide , Insecticide
Chem Class: Botanical
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type
 
Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
(US EPA PC Code ) , 040506 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , 104-55-2 (CAS number) , 104552 , 104552 (CAS number without hyphens) , 2277 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , 3-Phenyl-2-propenal , Cinnamaldehyde , CINNAMALDEHYDE (CA DPR Chem Code Text ) , Cinnamic aldehyde , Phenylacrolein , Zimtaldehyde light
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Cinnamaldehyde Poisoning

NOTE! There may be other diseases and chemicals that have similar symptoms.

If you have a poisoning emergency in the United States call 1-800-222-1222.
If the victim has collapsed or is unconscious, call 911.

Symptoms of Cinnamaldehyde Exposure

- Inflammation and erosion of gastrointestinal muscous.
- Mucous membrane irritants.
- Cinnamon oil is a strong allergen.
- CNS depression has been reported.
- Mild hypotension and tachycardia have been reported.
- Dizziness and extreme sleepiness have been reported after a large ingestion.
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and rectal burning may occur after ingestion of concentrated oil.

Source for Symptoms: Hazardous Substances Data Bank, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD. March 2003. (HSDB)

First Aid for Cinnamaldehyde Poisoning

No first aid available for this particular chemical. Get medical aid

Source for First Aid: (NTP)

 
 

Toxicity Information for Cinnamaldehyde

  Note: Information for many chemicals is incomplete and may not be fully representative of effects on humans. Why?

Summary Toxicity Information

PAN Bad Actor
Chemical
1
Acute
Toxicity
2
Carcinogen Cholinesterase
Inhibitor
Ground
Water Contaminant
Developmental or
Reproductive Toxin
Endocrine
Disruptor
Not Listed Slight
No
 
Indicates high toxicity in the given toxicological category. Indicates no available weight-of-the-evidence summary assessment. For additional information on toxicity from scientific journals or registration documents, see the "Additional Resources for Toxicity " section of the chemical detail page.
1. PAN Bad Actors are chemicals that are one or more of the following: highly acutely toxic, cholinesterase inhibitor, known/probable carcinogen, known groundwater pollutant or known reproductive or developmental toxicant. NOTE! Because there are no authoritative lists of Endocrine Disrupting (ED) chemicals, EDs are not yet considered PAN Bad Actor chemicals.
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.

Detailed Toxicity Information

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
Acute Toxicity 2
Cinnamaldehyde Cinnamyl alcohol
WHO Acute Hazard
TRI Acute Hazard
Material Safety Data Sheets
Acute rating from U.S. EPA product label
U.S. NTP Acute Toxicity Studies
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Cholinesterase Inhibitor
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
No Consensus Value
Slightly Toxic

No
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
No Consensus Value
No NTP Studies

No
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.
 
Cancer Information
Cinnamaldehyde Cinnamyl alcohol
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
No data available
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Cinnamaldehyde Cinnamyl alcohol
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
Cinnamaldehyde Cinnamyl alcohol
CA Prop 65 Developmental Toxin
U.S. TRI Developmental Toxin
CA Prop 65 Female Reproductive Toxin
CA Prop 65 Male Reproductive Toxin
U.S. TRI Reproductive Toxin
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
Cinnamaldehyde Cinnamyl alcohol
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Cinnamaldehyde

Water Pollution Potential

This Chemical
Parent Chemical
  Cinnamaldehyde Cinnamyl alcohol
PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
 
Physical Property Data Related to Water Contamination Potential
Water Solubility (Avg, mg/L)
Adsorption Coefficient (Koc)
Hydrolysis Half-life (Avg, Days)
Aerobic Soil Half-life (Avg, Days)
Anaerobic Soil Half-life (Avg, Days)
1,420
341.0
-
-
-
 
 

Sorry, no water quality standards or criteria have been established for this chemical by the U.S. or Canadian governments; however, there may be criteria established for related chemicals.

 

Regulatory Information for Cinnamaldehyde

International Regulatory Status

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
 
UNEP Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP)
UNEP Prior Informed Consent Chemical (PIC)
WHO Obsolete Pesticide
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

U.S. and California Regulatory Status

U.S. EPA Registered
U.S. EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant
U.S. EPA Minimum Risk Pesticide (25b list)

CA Registered
CA Groundwater Contaminant
CA Toxic Air Contaminant
Yes
Not Listed
No

Yes
Not Listed
Not Listed
No
Not Listed
No

No
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Maximum Tolerance and Residue Levels

Codex Alimentarius
   (UN FAO Maximum Residue Limits)
U.S. Maximum Tolerance Levels
European Union Maximum Residue Levels
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Ecotoxicity for Cinnamaldehyde

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Fish Mortality
Phytoplankton Physiology, Population
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

Sorry, no acute aquatic ecotoxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

 

Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

Sorry, no honeybee acute toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Note: Population-level effects on honeybees may occur even if a pesticide has low acute toxicity. For example, certain pesticides interfere with honeybee reproduction, ability to navigate, or temperature regulation, any of which can have an effect on long-term survival of honeybee colonies. The neonicotinoids, pyrethroids and keto-enol pesticides are some types of pesticides causing one or more of these effects.
Honeybee Chronic Toxicity

Sorry, no honeybee chronic toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Related Chemicals for Cinnamaldehyde

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
104-54-1 Parent P Cinnamyl alcohol View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
101-86-0 Related 2 alpha.-Hexylcinnamaldehyde View View View No Not Listed
104-55-2 Related 2 Cinnamaldehyde View View View Dog and Cat Repellent, Fungicide, Insecticide Yes Not Listed
Related 11 Cinnamon View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
8007-80-5 Related 11 Cinnamon oil View View View Insecticide, Insect Repellent, Dog and Cat Repellent No Not Listed
104-28-9 Related 2 Cinoxate View View View No Not Listed
122-97-4 Related 2 Hydrocinnamyl alcohol View View View No Not Listed
Related 13 Mixture of cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl alcohol, 4-methoxy cinnamaldehyde, 3-phenyl-1-propanol, 4-methoxyphenethyl alcohol, indole, View View View Insecticide, Insect Repellent, Dog and Cat Repellent No Not Listed
5466-77-3 Related 2 Octyl p-methoxycinnamate View View View No Not Listed
1963-36-6 Related 2 p-Methoxycinnamaldehyde View View View Insecticide, Insect Repellent, Dog and Cat Repellent No Not Listed
Related 11 Plant essences composition (Litsea-Pinus-Cinnamomum-Cymbopogon) View View View No Not Listed
14371-10-9 Related 2 trans-Cinnamaldehyde View View View Insecticide, Insect Repellent, Dog and Cat Repellent No Not Listed
 
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