cis-3-Hexenal Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

cis-3-Hexenal Properties


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cis-3-Hexenal is an aroma compound with an intense grassy-green odor of freshly cut green grass and leaves. It is one of the major volatile compounds in ripe tomatoes. It is produced in small amounts by most plants and it acts as an attractant to many predatory insects. It is also a pheromone in many insect species. It is widely used in flavors and perfumes.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless liquid
CAS Number 6789-80-6
Density 0.851 g/cm3
EINECS Number 229-854-4
IUPAC Name (Z)-Hex-3-enal
InChI 1/C6H10O/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7/h3-4,6H,2,5H2,1H3/b4-3-
Melting Point 126 °C
Molar Mass 98.14 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H10O
Refractive n20/D 1.44
Synonyms Leaf Aldehyde;(Z)-3-Hexenal;3-Hexenal, (3Z)-;cis-3-Hexenal