Propenylbenzene is the base structure for several essential oil compounds including anethole and alpha-asarone. Some allylbenzenes are known to convert to propenylbenzene derivatives when metabolized.

Allylbenzene and propenylbenzene are nearly identical chemically, with the only difference being the location of the double carbon bond on the tail.

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Chemical Properties

Synonyms: 1-phenylpropene; 1-phenyl-1-propene; 1-Propenylbenzene
PubChem Compound ID: 252325
Molecular Weight: 118.1757 [g/mol]
Molecular Formula: C9H10
XLogP3: 3.2
H-Bond Donor: 0
H-Bond Acceptor: 0
IUPAC Name: [(E)-prop-1-enyl]benzene
InChI: InChI=1S/C9H10/c1-2-6-9-7-4-3-5-8-9/h2-8H,1H3/b6-2+
Canonical SMILES: CC=CC1=CC=CC=C1
Isomeric SMILES: C/C=C/C1=CC=CC=C1

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