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    Carene in Tradeasia

    IUPAC Name

    3,7,7-Trimethylbicyclo[4.1.0]hept-3-ene, Car-3-ene

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    Basic Info


    Colourless Liquid

    Common Names

    Carene, Car-3-ene, 3-carene, delta-3-carene


    1kg in glass bottle

    Brief Overview:

    3-Carene, also known as Carene, is a volatile compound usually present in essential oils of Rosemary, Pine, Bell Pepper, Basil, and Cannabis. It is one of the constituent terpenes of turpentine. Carene has a sweet and pungent odor which is a amalgamated scent of fir needles, musky earth and damp woodlands, and has many uses.

    Synthetic Process:

    Carene is produced from the distillation of turpentine obtained from Pinus silvestris pine. A combination of batch-steam distillation and extractive distillation is used to obtain a good separation of carene from the other terpene chemicals due to the closeness of their boiling points.

    It is used as a raw material in the perfume industry, as food flavoring, and also as an chemical intermediate. Carene also has anti-inflammatory effects, act as a antihistamine as well as a central nervous system depressant.

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