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.
Physico Chemical Properties
Specification Limit 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. Odor Citrus-type 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