phenethyl alcohol


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phenethyl alcohol

[fen′eth·əl ′al·kə‚hȯl]
(organic chemistry)
C8H10O A liquid with a floral odor found in many natural essential oils; soluble in 50% alcohol; used in perfumes and flavors, and in medicine as an antibacterial agent in diseases of the eye.
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Inhibition of growth, synthesis, and permeability in Neurospora crassa by phenethyl alcohol.
This was also the case for phenethyl alcohol, a minor component in the oil from lily of the valley.
Despite this temporal peak in starling odor acuity, Dolbeer and others (1988) and Belant and others (1998) demonstrated that naphthalene and phenethyl alcohol, respectively, were ineffective as odor-based nesting deterrents.
Some higher alcohols are derived from phenolics, such as 2-phenylethanol or phenethyl alcohol.