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Latest entry in the department of Dermatology:

Methyl cinnamate

Methyl cinnamate Definition The methyl ester of cinnamic acid, also known as methyl cinnamate, is a flavoring substance listed in the EU in the Union list of flavoring substances Annex I Part A of the EC Flavouring Regulation. The molecule has a trans-substituted carbon-carbon double bond in the ...

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One of Germany's most accomplished dermatologists with decades of expertise in clinical dermatology. Emeritus professor at the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum, author of more than 30 textbooks and over 700 scientific publications.