Paracoumaryl alcohol

  • P- coumaryl alcohol
  • 4-hydroxy- cinnamyl alcohol
  • 4 - [ (E )-3- hydroxyprop -1-enyl ] phenol
  • 4 - (3 -hydroxy-1 -propen- 1-yl) -phenol

Solid fuel


124 ° C.

In alcohol, ether, acetone and benzene

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Coumaryl alcohol is a chemical compound from the group of phenylpropanoids or cinnamyl derivatives.


Coumaryl alcohol, together with the other two monomers, sinapyl alcohol, and coniferyl alcohol, the base of lignin, the support polymer of plant and wood. Coumaryl alcohol is reinforced in the lignin of grasses and less lignin in trees available.


The biosynthesis of coumaryl alcohol takes place in the plant in Phenylpropanstoffwechsel, a multi-stage process, in which is formed from phenylalanine or tyrosine trans-cinnamic acid. This is converted to coumaric acid by hydroxylation and then reduced via the aldehyde stage to coumaryl alcohol.

Technically, coumaryl alcohol are produced by enzymatic oxidation of 4- Allyphenol.

Fatty acid esters of Cumarylalkohols the basis of the epicuticular waxes, which prevent the surface of apples.