Cookies disclaimer

I agree Our site saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

Terpenes are hydrocarbons built up from isoprene (C5H8) units, having the formula (C5H8)n, where n is the number of linked isoprene units. Terpenes are usually grouped according to the number of isoprene units, monoterpenes-two (camphor, menthol), sesquiterpenes-three (nerolidol, farnesol), diterpenes-four (phytol, Vitamin A1), triterpenes-six (squalene, ursolic acid) and tetraterpenes-eight units. The carotenoid pigments are tetraterpenes. When terpenes undergo oxidation, the resulting compounds are terpenoids or isoprenoids.

Many terpenes are used in cosmetics. Terpenes are used as air-fresheners or quick aroma-release agents and cleansers. They find widespread use as a flavour additive in food production. They also have promising antibacterial, antioxidant, antitumor, and phytotoxic bioactivities. Turpentine, composed mainly of monoterpenes, specifically alpha-pinene and beta-pinene, and used in organic synthesis to produce camphor, linalool, alpha-terpineol, and geraniol, is commonly used in the treatment of acute and chronic bronchitis. As a solvent, it is used for oil-based paints, and varnishes. The anti-inflammatory activity of terpenes has been recently reviewed as a function of its structural modifications (Review: de Santana Souza, M. T.; Almeida, J. R. G. d. S.; de Souza Araujo, A. A.; Duarte, M. C.; Gelain, D. P.; Moreira, J. C. F.; dos Santos, M. R. V.; Quintans-Júnior, L. J. Structure-Activity Relationship of Terpenes with Anti-Inflammatory Profile - A Systematic Review. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology 2014, 115, 244-256).

  • beta-Carotene, 99%
  • Citronellol, 95%
  • Vitamin A acetate in gelatin, 500,000 I.U./g

Chemicals

Life Science

Metals & Materials

Catalysts

Analytical & Labware