I came across this term while searching for reference in March's Advanced Organic Chemistry.

It said:

LAH gives significant double reduction only in cinammyl systems, for example, with PhCH=CHCOOH.

This term is new for me and Google didn't have any specific result for this.

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    $\begingroup$ Cinnamyl is the non-systematic name for the PhCH=CHCH2X system where X is a heteroatom, most frequently O or halogen $\endgroup$
    – Waylander
    Commented Apr 10, 2021 at 7:40
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    $\begingroup$ The structure you've provided is cinnamic acid.. now what do you think? $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 10, 2021 at 8:09


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