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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. Its CAS number is [3690-05-9] and its SMILES structure is OC/C=C/c1ccc(O)cc1.
Additional recommended knowledge
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, stilbene, and coumarin.
Research suggests derivates of p-coumaryl alcohol may serve as dietary antioxidants.
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