Chemistry:3-Ethylphenol

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3-Ethyl phenol
Chemical structure of 3-ethyl phenol
Names
IUPAC name
3-Ethylphenol
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
KEGG
UNII
Properties
C8H10O
Molar mass 122.167 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references
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3-Ethylphenol is a phenol found in urine samples of female elephants.[1]

It is used as a photographic chemical intermediate and an intermediate for the cyan coupler of photographic paper.[2]

It's a tsetse fly attractant. Therefore, it's a kairomone.[3]

References

  1. L.E.L. Rasmussen and V. Krishnamurthy (January 2001). "Urinary, temporal gland, and breath odors from Asian elephants of Mudumalai National Park". GAJAH, the Journal of the Asian Elephant Specialist Group (20): 1–8. http://www.asesg.org/PDFfiles/Gajah%20scanned%20BW/Gajah%2020%20%20January%202001.pdf#page=3. 
  2. Horikawa Y (1998). "Industrialization of the process for cyancoupler intermediate production". Res Dev Rep Sumitomo Chem 2: 44–48. 
  3. Hitschler, Julia; Grininger, Martin; Boles, Eckhard (2020). "Substrate promiscuity of polyketide synthase enables production of tsetse fly attractants 3-ethylphenol and 3-propylphenol by engineering precursor supply in yeast". Scientific Reports 10 (1). doi:10.1038/s41598-020-66997-5. ISSN 2045-2322. 






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