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Carene

Carene
Carene
Names
IUPAC name
3,7,7-trimethylbicyclo[4.1.0]hept-3-ene
Identifiers
 Y
ChEMBL  N
ChemSpider  Y
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem
Properties
C10H16
Molar mass 136.24 g/mol
Density 0.867 g/cm3
Boiling point 168 to 169 °C (334 to 336 °F; 441 to 442 K) at 705 mmHg
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
 N  (: Y/N?)

Carene, or delta-3-carene, is a bicyclic monoterpene which occurs naturally as a constituent of turpentine,[1] with a content as high as 42% depending on the source. Carene has a sweet and pungent odor. It is not soluble in water, but miscible with fats and oils.

Contents

  • Health 1
  • Aromas 2
  • Natural sources 3
  • References 4

Health

In higher concentrations, delta-3-carene can be a skin irritant or central nervous system depressant.

Aromas

Aromas attributed to carene include sweet, pine, cedar, woodsy, and pungent.

Natural sources

Natural sources of carene include turpentine (pine extract), rosemary, and cedar.

References

  1. ^ Haz-Map Agents
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