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Terpinen-4-ol is a terpene with a molecular weight of 154.249. It has an antibacterial and antifungal effect.
Terpinen-4-ol occurs in Juniperus communis and is thought to be the reason this wood is highly resistant to rot. Norwegian farmers used to exploit this by making fence poles out of juniper. The concentration is higher in the alpine subspecies of juniper, but occurs in both subspecies.
- Hammer, K. A.; Carson, C. F.; Riley, T. V. (2012). "Effects of Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil and the Major Monoterpene Component Terpinen-4-ol on the Development of Single- and Multistep Antibiotic Resistance and Antimicrobial Susceptibility". Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 56 (2): 909–915. doi:10.1128/AAC.05741-11. PMC 3264233. PMID 22083482.
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