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Sinapyl alcohol

Sinapyl alcohol
IUPAC name 4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxycinnamyl alcohol
Other names sinapoyl alcohol, 4-(3-hydroxy-1-propenyl)-2,6-dimethoxy-phenol
CAS number 537-33-7
PubChem 24865257
SMILES OC/C=C/c1cc(OC)c(O)c(OC)c1
Molecular formula C11H14O4
Molar mass 210.226
Appearance colourless solid
Melting point

61-65 °C

Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Sinapyl alcohol is an organic compound derived from cinnamic acid. This phytochemical is one of the monolignols. It is biosynthetized via the phenylpropanoid biochemical pathway, its immediate precursor being sinapaldehyde. Sinapyl alcohol is a precursor to lignin or lignans. It is also a biosynthetic precursor to various stilbenes and coumarins.

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