hydrocinnamic acid

hydrocinnamic acid

[¦hī·drō·si′nam·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C6H5CH2CH2COOH A compound whose crystals have a floral odor (hyacinth-rose) and melt at 46°C; used in perfumes and flavoring.
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1987) isolated a dihydrochalcone ceratiolin from Ceratiola ericoides which, when exposed to light, decomposes to hydrocinnamic acid, which is highly inhibitory to grass growth.
However, it was reported that, when exposed to light, heat, and acidic conditions, ceratiolin decomposed into the more potent allelochemical hydrocinnamic acid, which is highly active against grasses (Fischer et al.
The allelopathic activity of hydrocinnamic acid, a photochemical-degradation product of ceratiolin released from Ceratiola ericoides, was enhanced by low levels of nitrogen and potassium (Fischer et al.