|Preferred IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||136.24 g·mol−1|
|R-phrases (outdated)||R10 R36 R37 R38|
|S-phrases (outdated)||S26 S36|
|Flash point||36 °C (97 °F; 309 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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beta-Pinene (β-pinene) is a monoterpene, an organic compound found in plants. It is one of the two isomers of pinene, the other being α-pinene. It is colorless liquid soluble in alcohol, but not water. It has a woody-green pine-like smell.
Plants that contain β-pinene
Many plants from many botanical families contain the compound, including:
- Cuminum cyminum
- Humulus lupulus
- Pinus pinaster
- Clausena anisata
- Cannabis sativa
- Cannabis indica
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- Li, R. and Z. T. Jiang. (2004). Chemical composition of the essential oil of Cuminum cyminum L. from China. Flavour and Fragrance Journal 19(4), 311-13.
- Wang, L., et al. (2009). Ultrasonic nebulization extraction coupled with headspace single drop microextraction and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for analysis of the essential oil in Cuminum cyminum L. Analytica Chimica Acta 647(1), 72-77.
- Tinseth, G. The Essential Oil of Hops: Hop Aroma and Flavor in Hops and Beer. Brewing Techniques January/February 1994. Accessed July 21, 2010.
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