Paracoumaryl alcohol

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Paracoumaryl alcohol
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Names
IUPAC name
4-[(E)-3-Hydroxyprop-1-enyl]phenol
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.125.188
KEGG
UNII
Properties
C9H10O2
Molar mass 150.1745
Except where otherwise noted, data are 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 derivatives of p-coumaryl alcohol may serve as dietary antioxidants.

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