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IUPAC name
928-96-1 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:28857 YesY
ChemSpider 21105914 YesY
EC number 231-192-8
Jmol-3D images Image
KEGG C08492 YesY
PubChem 5281167
RTECS number MP8400000
UNII V14F8G75P4 YesY
Molar mass 100.159 g/mol
Appearance colorless liquid
Density 0.846 g/cm3
Melting point −61 °C (−78 °F; 212 K)
Boiling point 156.5 °C (313.7 °F; 429.6 K)
very slightly soluble
Solubility soluble in ethanol, ether
MSDS External MSDS
NFPA 704
Flammability code 2: Must be moderately heated or exposed to relatively high ambient temperature before ignition can occur. Flash point between 38 and 93 °C (100 and 200 °F). E.g., diesel fuel Health code 0: Exposure under fire conditions would offer no hazard beyond that of ordinary combustible material. E.g., sodium chloride Reactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogen Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Flash point 44 °C (111 °F)
4700 mg/kg (rat, oral)
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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cis-3-Hexen-1-ol, also known as (Z)-3-hexen-1-ol and leaf alcohol, is a colorless oily liquid with an intense grassy-green odor of freshly cut green grass and leaves. It is produced in small amounts by most plants and it acts as an attractant to many predatory insects. cis-3-Hexen-1-ol is a very important aroma compound that is used in fruit and vegetable flavors and in perfumes. The yearly production is about 30 tonnes.

cis-3-Hexen-1-ol is an alcohol and its esters are also important flavor and fragrance raw materials. The related aldehyde cis-3-hexenal (leaf aldehyde) has a similar and even stronger smell but is relatively unstable and isomerizes into the conjugated trans-2-hexenal.

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