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Thujene



Thujene
IUPAC name 1-isopropyl-4-methylbicyclo[3.1.0]hex-3-ene
Other names α-Thujene
3-Thujene
Thujiene
Identifiers
CAS number 2867-05-2
PubChem 17868
SMILES CC1=CCC2(C1C2)C(C)C
Properties
Molecular formula C10H16
Molar mass 136.23404
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Thujene (or α-thujene) is a natural organic compound classified as a monoterpene. It is found in the essential oils of a variety of plants, and contributes pungency to the flavor of some herbs such as Summer savory.[1]

Additional recommended knowledge

The term thujene usually refers to α-thujene, a less common chemically-related double-bond isomer is known as β-thujene (or 2-thujene). Another double-bond isomer is known as sabinene.


Chemical structure comparison
α-Thujene β-Thujene Sabinene

See also

References

  1. ^ PDR for Herbal Medicines, Third Edition, Joerg Gruenwald (Editor), page 802. ISBN 1563635127
 
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