Cinnamyl Alcohol

Cinnamyl alcohol is a metabolite of allylbenzene. Rats metabolize allylbenzene to 1'-hydroxyallylbenzene which is speculated to able to rearrange to yield cinnamyl alcohol which is further metabolized. This rearrange mechanism is proposed by Ozwald and Peele to account for the appearance of "propenyl type" metabolites from allylbenzene compounds.[1] However, there is no evidence to support this theory of rearrangement. It's possible that cinnamyl alcohol is a direct metabolite of allylbenzene, and doesn't form from 1'-hydroxyallylbenzene.

Metabolism of naturally occurring propenylbenzene derivatives. III. Allylbenzene, propenyl benzene, and related metabolic products. Peele JD Jr, Oswald EO. PMID: 870079
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