|Preferred IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Density||0.86 g/cm3 (20 °C)|
|Boiling point||170-172 °C (338-342 °F; 443-445 K)|
|GHS Signal word||Danger|
|H226, H304, H315, H317, H412|
|P210, P233, P240, P241, P242, P243, P261, P264, P272, P273, P280, P301+310, P302+352, P303+361+353, P321, P331, P332+313, P333+313, P362, P363, P370+378, P403+235, P405, P501|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
3-Carene is a bicyclic monoterpene consisting of fused cyclohexene and cyclopropane rings. It occurs as a constituent of turpentine, with a content as high as 42% depending on the source. Carene has a sweet and pungent odor, best described as fir needles, musky earth, and damp woodlands combination.
A colorless liquid, it is not soluble in water, but miscible with fats and oils. It is chiral, occurring naturally both as the racemate and enantio-enriched forms.