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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A dicyclic [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=terpene terpene] obtained from tree exudates such as [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=turpentine turpentine]. Alpha pinene is a colorless transparent liquid that is used as a solvent for coatings, polishes, and waxes. It is also used for the synthesis of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=camphene camphene], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=camphor camphor], and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=terpineol terpineol].
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A dicyclic [[terpene|terpene]] obtained from tree exudates such as [[turpentine|turpentine]]. Alpha pinene is a colorless transparent liquid that is used as a solvent for coatings, polishes, and waxes. It is also used for the synthesis of [[camphene|camphene]], [[camphor|camphor]], and [[terpineol|terpineol]].
  
 
== Other Properties ==
 
== Other Properties ==

Revision as of 11:18, 10 May 2016

Description

A dicyclic Terpene obtained from tree exudates such as Turpentine. Alpha pinene is a colorless transparent liquid that is used as a solvent for coatings, polishes, and waxes. It is also used for the synthesis of Camphene, Camphor, and Terpineol.

Other Properties

Soluble in ethanol, chloroform, ether.Insoluble in water.

Melting Point -40
Density 0.8620-0.8645
Refractive Index 1.4655-1.1670
Boiling Point 156-160

Hazards and Safety

Flammable.Contact will cause irritation.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993 Comment: ref. index=1.4655-1.1670
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: ref. index=1.464

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