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In organic chemistry, propenyl is the group of species with the formula RCH=CHCH3. Many propenyl compounds are known, such as cis- and trans-1-chloropropene, propenylbenzene (β-methylstyrene). Propenyl compounds are isomeric with and less common than allyl compounds.

The three common precursors to lignin are derivatives of propenylbenzene: paracoumaryl alcohol (1), coniferyl alcohol (2) and sinapyl alcohol (3).

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Chemicals With Propenyl Radicals[edit]