Paracoumaryl alcohol

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Paracoumaryl alcohol
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Names
IUPAC name
4-[(E)-3-Hydroxyprop-1-enyl]phenol
Identifiers
3690-05-9 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:64555 N
ChEMBL ChEMBL109034 N
ChemSpider 4444166 N
Jmol-3D images Image
KEGG C02646 N
PubChem 5280535
Properties
C9H10O2
Molar mass 150.1745
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Paracoumaryl alcohol, also called p-coumaryl alcohol, 4-coumaryl alcohol, 4-hydroxycinnamyl alcohol, or 4-(3-hydroxy-1-propenyl)phenol, is a phytochemical, one of the monolignols. It is synthesized via the phenylpropanoid biochemical pathway. When polymerized, p-coumaryl alcohol forms lignin or lignans.

Esters of p-coumaryl alcohol and fatty acids are the basis of epicuticular waxes covering the surfaces of apples.

p-Coumaryl alcohol is an intermediate in biosynthesis of chavicol, stilbenoids, and coumarin.

Research suggests derivates of p-coumaryl alcohol may serve as dietary antioxidants.

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