Para Cymene Oil

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Para Cymene Oil

Para Cymene Oil

P-cymene is a monoterpene that is toluene substituted by an isopropyl group at position 4. It has a role as a plant metabolite, a volatile oil component and a human urinary metabolite. It is a member of toluenes and a monoterpene.

CAS Number #99-87-6
Synonyms P-CYMENE 4-Isopropyltoluene
Molecular Formula C10H14

P-cymene is a monoterpene that is toluene substituted by an isopropyl group at position 4. It has a role as a plant metabolite, a volatile oil component and a human urinary metabolite. It is a member of toluenes and a monoterpene.

Cymene, or p-cymene, is a naturally occurring aromatic organic compound. It is classified as a hydrocarbon related to a monoterpene. Its structure consists of a benzene ring para-substituted with a methyl group and an isopropyl group. It is insoluble in water, but miscible with ethanol and ether. Cymene is a constituent of a number of essential oils, most commonly the oil of cumin and thyme. There are two less common geometric isomers. o-Cymene, in which the alkyl groups are ortho-substituted, and m-cymene, in which they are meta-substituted. p-Cymene is the only natural isomer. Cymene is common ligand for ruthenium. The parent compound is [(& #951; 6-cymene)MCl2]2. This [sandwich compound|half-sandwich compound is prepared by the reaction of ruthenium trichloride with the terpene & #945; -phellandrene. The osmium complex is also known .


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