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CAS number 2867-05-2 YesY
PubChem 520384
ChemSpider 453920 YesY
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Molecular formula C10H16
Molar mass 136.23404
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Thujene (or α-thujene) is a natural organic compound classified as a monoterpene.[1] 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.[2]

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
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α-Thujene β-Thujene Sabinene

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  1. ^ L. Tschugaeff (1900). "Ueber das Thujen, ein neues bicyclisches Terpen". Berichte der deutschen chemischen Gesellschaft 33 (3): 3118–3126. doi:10.1002/cber.19000330363. 
  2. ^ PDR for Herbal Medicines, Third Edition, Joerg Gruenwald (Editor), page 802. ISBN 1-56363-512-7