|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||100.159 g/mol|
|Melting point||−61 °C; −78 °F; 212 K|
|Boiling point||156.5 °C; 313.7 °F; 429.6 K|
|Solubility in water||very slightly soluble|
|Solubility||soluble in ethanol, ether|
|Flash point||44 °C (111 °F)|
|LD50||4700 mg/kg (rat, oral)|
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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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