Terpinolene is an isomer of Turpentine and constituent of many essential oils e. g. Citrus, Mentha, Juniperus, Myristica species Parsnip oil (Pastinaca sativa) is a major source (40-70%). Terpinolene has a smokey or woody odour and is found in apple, cumin, lilac and tea tree. Terpinolene is also known as δ-terpinene, or delta terpinene. It is a permanent member of the numerous terpenes’ families residing in the cannabis flowers.
Terpinolene is used as an aroma agent in soaps and perfumes, and also as a component of some insect repellents. It is also used as a flavouring ingredients. Terpenes are chemicals with a huge array of fragrances, flavours, and effects. Their extractions from plants are the most important components of the essential oils used in herbal medicine, nutritional supplements and cosmetics.
Terpinolene is neither an analgesic or an anti-inflammatory, which is surprising as most cannabinoids and terpenoids are one of the two, if not both. As a mixture with other terpenes, synthetic terpinolene, a secondary product in the manufacture of terpineol, is used for the scenting of all kinds of technical preparations.
This aroma chemical is has been found to have sedative properties. Also, terpinolene in concert with Vitamins A and E, was shown to be an effective treatment for heart disease by preventing Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation. LDL is the so-called bad cholesterol and a major contributor to heart disease, which is still the leading cause of death in America every year.
Colourless to pale yellow liquid
Citrus, fresh, sweet, pine
p-Mentha-1,4(8)-diene, Isoterpinene, alpha-Terpinolene
0.857-0.870 @ 25°C
1.488-1.495 @ 20°C
100% Pure and Natural
Soluble in alcohols