My watch list  

Paracoumaryl alcohol

  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.

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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Paracoumaryl_alcohol". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE