Technical characteristics

AdvensCare PPA

Cas N°: 501-52-0

Synonym: 3-phenylpropionic acid/Dihydrocinnamic acid

Intermediate for the synthesis of perfuming agents

AdvensCare PPA is a white crystalline carboxylic acid with a sweet floral scent. It is widely used for flavoring, food additives, spices, fragrances, and medicines as it acts as a fixative agent, or a preservative.

It is especially used as an intermediate for the synthesis of 3-phenylpropionic acid esters such as:

  • Ethyl-3-propionate: hyacinth, rose, honey, fruity, nuts
  • Methyl-3-propioate: floral, balsamic, honey, nuts

These esters are used at low levels in floral and oriental type-fragrances.

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Our locations

Address PCAS, ZI de Limay 2, 8 Rue de Rouen
78440 Porcheville
Phone +33 1 34 79 57 00
Market Pharmaceutical, Specialty Ingredients & Cosmetics
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Surface: 40, 000 m²

Lab surface: 2, 000 m²


  • 6 kilo-labs
  • 2 cGMP pilot plants with 11 multipurpose reactors from 100 L to 2, 800 L (total capacity of 12 m³)
  • Temperature range: -15/+150°C  (hastelloy reactor: -80/+200°C)
  • 3 finishing rooms (agitated filter dryers, filters, dryers, milling and sieving equipments)

Flagship technologies:

  • Crystallization expertise and technologiesd(salt, co-crystal and polymorph screenings, process development)
  • Process Safety expertise and tecnologies
  • Flow chemistry for fine chemicals
  • Potent API process development
  • Genotoxic Impurities
  • Issue Management
  • Generic A.P.I Solid state expertise

Last inspection: ANSM  October 2018

Certification: GMP

Number of scientists: 110

Other: Ecosystem Pharma with integrated services

Address PCAS, Route de Lassay
61410 Couterne
Business Line Lubbricant Additives, Fine Chemicals
Phone +33 2 33 37 50 20
Market Specialty Ingredients
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Surface: 120, 000 m²


Capabilities: 190 m³ of ISO 9001 reactors and kilo-lab

Flagship technologies: Most standard organic synthesis reactions (large volumes)