hydrocinnamic acid metabolic process (synonym, en)
hydrocinnamic acid metabolism (synonym, en)
phenylpropanoate metabolic process (synonym, en)
phenylpropanoate metabolism (synonym, en)
The chemical reactions and pathways involving 3-phenylpropionate, the anion of phenylpropanoic acid. It is produced from putrefaction of proteins in soil or breakdown of several constituents of plants, such as lignin, various oils and resins.