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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Several plant species have active resistance to yeasts because of their production of compounds such as benzyl alcohol, cinnamyl alcohol and phenethyl alcohol, known for their anti-fungal properties (Lawton et al.
Selective and reversible inhibition of the synthesis of bacterial deoxyribonucleic acid by phenethyl alcohol. J.
This was also the case for phenethyl alcohol, a minor component in the oil from lily of the valley.
Some higher alcohols are derived from phenolics, such as 2-phenylethanol or phenethyl alcohol. Although this alcohol is not generally classified as a higher alcohol, many believe it should be considered as such, as it is highly aromatic and causes a rose-like scent.