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Humulene



Humulene
IUPAC name 2,6,6,9-tetramethyl-
1,4-8-cycloundecatriene
Identifiers
CAS number 6753-98-6
SMILES CC1(C)/C=C/C/C(C)
=C/CC/C(C)=C/C1
Properties
Molecular formula C15H24
Molar mass 204.36 g/mol
Density 0.886 g/cm3
Boiling point

106-107 °C at 5 mmHg

Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Humulene, or α-humulene or α-caryophyllene, is a naturally occurring monocyclic sesquiterpene. It is found in the essential oils of Humulus lupulus (hops) from which it derives its name, Lindera strychnifolia and others. It is an isomer of β-caryophyllene and the two are often found together as a mixture in nature.

Additional recommended knowledge

It is one of the chemical compounds that contribute to the taste of the spice Vietnamese coriander.

References

    • Merck Index, 12th Edition, 4789.
     
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