Terpinen-4-ol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Terpinen-4-ol Properties


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Terpinen-4-ol is a terpene. It has an antibacterial and antifungal effect.It is considered the primary active ingredient of tea tree oil.It is also the compound of highest concentration in the essential oil of nutmeg.Terpinen-4-ol occurs in Juniperus communis and is thought to be the reason this wood is highly resistant to rot.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless or pale yellow liquid
Boiling Point 208.999 °C
CAS Number 562-74-3
Density 0.933 g/mL
InChI 1S/C10H18O/c1-8(2)10(11)6-4-9(3)5-7-10/h4,8,11H,5-7H2,1-3H3
Molar Mass 154.25 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H18O
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