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