Αlpha-Pinene (ex Mentha Oil), [2,6,6,-trimethylbicyclo(3.1.1)-2-hept-2-ene], is the major monoterpene of pine essential oils and a hydrocarbon group of bicyclic terpenes with a strong turpentine odour. It is responsible for a pine-like flavour and aroma, sometimes interpreted as turpentine-like, but it also has some important medicinal benefits. It can be used to help treat asthma, and it also has antiseptic properties, which makes it important in things like wound cleaning, sterilisation and protection against contaminants and bacteria, as well as viruses.
Alpha-Pinene is an important ingredient in many cosmetics because it helps decreasing oil production in the skin. Also, it is known to have potential anti-cancer benefits which makes it an important terpene.
Αlpha-Pinene is an alkaline and it contains a reactive four member ring. It is found in oils of many kinds such as orange peel oil, eucalyptus and rosemary. It is one of the many terpenes and terpenoids found in Cannabis plants and is known to reduce the memory deficits commonly reported as a side-effect of THC consumption.
Having appearance of colourless to pale yellow clear liquid, it comes with high odour strength and have fresh camphor sweet pine earthy woody smell. This liquid is dense than water and hence, insoluble in water.
Colourless to pale yellow liquid
Pine, earthy, woody smell
2-pinene, Wilt Pruf
0.850 - 0.864 @ 25°C
1.460-1.470 @ 20°C
100% Pure and Natural
Soluble in alcohols, fixed oils; insoluble in water
Some of the recommended uses of Alpha-Pinene includes:
1.Usage in flavour and fragrance industry as an intermediate for making camphor, perfumes, etc
2. Act as a cleaner, solvent and disinfectant
3. Used as raw material in optical active pharmaceutical intermediate
4. Helpful in curing parasitic infections
5. It possess anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
6. Αlpha-Pinene is highly repellent to insects.