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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The benzyl ester of cinnamic acid, C6H5CH: CHCO2C7H7: found in Peru balsam. It melts at 30° C.


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  • _Peru balsam oil_, the oily portion (so-called "cinnamein") obtained from Peru balsam.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • Balsam gum contains about 60% cinnamein, a volatile oil extracted by steam distillation.

    Chapter 43


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