|Synonyms||cis-3-Hexen-1-ol (Z)-Hex-3-en-1-ol cis-3-Hexenol|
(Z)-hex-3-en-1-ol is a primary alcohol that consists of (3Z)-hex-3-ene substituted by a hydroxy group at position 1. It has a role as an insect attractant and a plant metabolite. It is a homoallylic alcohol and a primary alcohol.
3-Hexen-1-ol is found in black elderberry. cis-3-Hexen-1-ol, also known as (Z)-3-hexen-1-ol and leaf alcohol, is a colorless oily liquid with an intense grassy-green odor of freshly cut green grass and leaves. It is produced in small amounts by most plants and it acts as an attractant to many predatory insects. cis-3-Hexen-1-ol is a very important aroma compound that is used in fruit and vegetable flavors and in perfumes. The yearly production is about 30 tonnes.