p-Menthane

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p-Menthane
Menthane, p-trans.svg
Menthane, p-cis.svg
Names
IUPAC name
1-isopropyl-4-methylcyclohexane
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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EC Number
  • 202-790-4
UNII
  • InChI=1S/C10H20/c1-8(2)10-6-4-9(3)5-7-10/h8-10H,4-7H2,1-3H3
    Key: CFJYNSNXFXLKNS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • CC1CCC(CC1)C(C)C
Properties
C10H20
Molar mass 140.270 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Density 0.8086 g/cm3
Boiling point 168 °C (334 °F; 441 K)
Solubility in organic solvents Soluble
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

p-Menthane is a hydrocarbon with the formula (CH3)2CHC6H10CH3. It is the product of the hydrogenation or hydrogenolysis of various terpenoids, including p-cymene, terpinolenes, phellandrene, and limonene. It is a colorless liquid with a fragrant fennel-like odor. It occurs naturally, especially in exudates of Eucalyptus fruits. The compound is generally encountered as a mixture of the cis and trans isomers, which have very similar properties. It is mainly used as a precursor to its hydroperoxide, which is used to initiate polymerizations.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. Eggersdorfer (2005). "Terpenes". Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. doi:10.1002/14356007.a26_205. ISBN 3527306730.{{cite encyclopedia}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)