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|Molar mass||136.24 g/mol|
|Boiling point||168 to 169 °C (334 to 336 °F; 441 to 442 K) at 705 mmHg|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Carene, or delta-3-carene, is a bicyclic monoterpene which occurs naturally as a constituent of turpentine, with a content as high as 42% depending on the source. Carene has a sweet and pungent odor. It is not soluble in water, but miscible with fats and oils.
In higher concentrations, delta-3-carene can be a skin irritant or central nervous system depressant.
Aromas attributed to carene include sweet, pine, cedar, woodsy, and pungent.
Natural sources of carene include turpentine (pine extract), rosemary, and cedar.