Thujene

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Thujene
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Names
IUPAC name
1-isopropyl-4-methylbicyclo[3.1.0]hex-3-ene
Other names
α-Thujene
3-Thujene
Thujiene
Identifiers
2867-05-2 YesY
ChemSpider 453920 YesY
Jmol 3D model Interactive image
PubChem 520384
Properties
C10H16
Molar mass 136.23404
Except where otherwise noted, 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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References[edit]

  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