Bornyl acetate

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Bornyl acetate
Bornyl acetate.svg
IUPAC name
(4,7,7-Trimethyl-3-bicyclo[2.2.1]heptanyl) acetate
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.000.878 Edit this at Wikidata
EC Number
  • 200-964-4
RTECS number
  • NP7350000
  • InChI=1S/C12H20O2/c1-8(13)14-10-7-9-5-6-12(10,4)11(9,2)3/h9-10H,5-7H2,1-4H3
  • CC(=O)OC1CC2CCC1(C2(C)C)C
Molar mass 196.290 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Bornyl acetate is a chemical compound.[1] Its molecular formula is C12H20O2 and its molecular weight is 196.29 g/mol. It is the acetate ester of borneol. It is used as a food additive,[2] flavouring agent, and odour agent.

It is a component of the essential oil from pine needles (from the family Pinaceae)[3][4][5] and primarily responsible for its odor.[6]


  1. ^ CID 6448 from PubChem
  2. ^ "Code of Federal Regulations Title 21".
  3. ^ Lee, Na-Hyun; Lee, Sang-Min; Lee, Tae-Min; Chung, Namhyun; Lee, Hoi-Seon (2015). "GC-MS Analyses of the Essential Oils Obtained from Pinaceae Leaves in Korea". Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants. 18 (3): 538. doi:10.1080/0972060X.2013.764194. S2CID 93566094.
  4. ^ Garneau, François-Xavier; Collin, Guy; Gagnon, Hélène; Pichette, André (2012). "Chemical Composition of the Hydrosol and the Essential Oil of Three Different Species of the Pinaceae Family :Picea glauca(Moench) Voss.,Picea mariana(Mill.) B.S.P., and Abies balsamea(L.) Mill". Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants. 15 (2): 227. doi:10.1080/0972060X.2012.10644040. S2CID 94394684.
  5. ^ Karapandzova, M; Stefkova, G; Cvetkovikj, I; Trajkovska-Dokik, E; Kaftandzieva, A; Kulevanova, S (2014). "Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oils of Pinus peuce (Pinaceae) growing wild in R. Macedonia". Natural Product Communications. 9 (11): 1623–8. doi:10.1177/1934578X1400901124. PMID 25532297.
  6. ^ Ullmann's Food and Feed. Vol. 2. Wiley-VCH. 2017-06-19. p. 1193. ISBN 9783527339907. Pinaceae needle oils from Pinaceae species contain (-)-bornyl acetate as their main odoriferous component.