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|Molar mass||136.238 g·mol−1|
|Density||0.86 g/cm3 (20 °C)|
|Boiling point||170–172 °C (338–342 °F; 443–445 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
3-Carene is a bicyclic monoterpene consisting of fused cyclohexene and cyclopropane rings. It occurs as a constituent of turpentine, with a content as high as 42% depending on the source. Carene has a sweet and pungent odor., best described as fir needles, musky earth, and damp woodlands combination.
A colorless liquid, it is not soluble in water, but miscible with fats and oils. It is chiral, occurring naturally both as the racemate and enantio-enriched forms.
Reactions and uses
- Record in the GESTIS Substance Database of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
- M. Eggersdorfer (2005). “Terpenes”. Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. doi:10.1002/14356007.a26_205.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
- Merck Index (12th ed.). 1996. p. 300. 1885.
- Mediavilla, Vito, Simon Steinemann, Essential oil of Cannabis sativa L. strains. Journal of the International Hemp Association, 1997, 4(2):80-82.