Other Name - 1-Isopropyl-4-methyl-1,4-cyclohexadiene; p-Mentha-1,4-diene
FORMULA - C10H16
Mol .Weight - 136.24
Appearance: Clear, nearly-colorless liquid.
specific gravity 0.84100 - 0.84500
Refractive Index @ 20°C 1.472 to 1.477
Assay 97.00 - 100.00 %
Boiling Point °C - 182°C
Solubility in 80% Alcohol, V/V 1 in 20
Gamma-Terpinene is a monoterpene and a major component of essential oils made from citrus fruits and shows strong antioxidant activity in various assay systems.
Gamma-Terpinene has a characteristic lemon odor of rather low tenacity. It's not as lemony, but warmer than alpha-Terpinene. It has a slightly bitter, herbaceous and citrus-like taste at concentrations.
It is one of the most important aromatic isolates used widly in Food, Flavours, Soaps, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical , Tobacco, Confectionery and Perfume Indusrties. It is also used in compounds.