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Title: 3-Hexen-1-ol
CAS Registry Number: 544-12-7
Additional Names: Leaf alcohol
Trademarks: Blätteralkohol
Molecular Formula: C6H12O
Molecular Weight: 100.16
Percent Composition: C 71.95%, H 12.08%, O 15.97%
Line Formula: CH3CH2CH=CHCH2CH2OH
Literature References: Occurs in leaves of odoriferous plants (including shrubs and trees). Isoln from Japanese oil of peppermint: Walbaum J. Prakt. Chem. [2] 96, 245 (1917); Walbaum, Rosenthal, Ber. Schimmel 1929 Jubiläums-Ausg., p 205; from raspberry juice: Bohnsack, Ber. 75, 72 (1942). The natural product has the cis configuration: Crombie, Harper, J. Chem. Soc. 1950, 873; Harper, Smith, ibid. 1955, 1512.
Properties: Liquid. Strong odor resembling that of isoamyl alc, approaching the odor of green leaves when highly dil. d1522 0.846. bp 156-157°; bp9 55-56°. nD20 1.4389.
Boiling point: bp 156-157°; bp9 55-56°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.4389
Density: d1522 0.846

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