What is Alpha-Pinene?

Alpha-Pinene is arguably one of the most well known terpenes for its prevalence in essential oils, cleaning products, perfumes, air fresheners, and much more. Alpha-pinene, not to be confused with beta-pinene, is the primary terpene in coniferous trees–most notably, pine trees. Another common source of α-pinene is rosemary. Compared to many other terpenes, this one is unique in that it is an alkene with one of its two isomers being pinene.

Alpha-Pinene Terpene Molecule

Properties

  • Color: Colorless, transparent
  • Consistency: Liquid
  • Odor: Pine, turpentine
  • Taste: Cedarwood, pine, sharp
  • Boiling point: 155ºC
  • Flash point: 33ºC
  • Solubility: In water, 2.49 mg/L at 25ºC
  • Formula: C10H16
  • Density: 0.8592 g/cm3 at 20ºC
  • Molecular Weight: 136.238 g/mol

Safety

As with any terpene isolate, alpha-pinene is highly concentrated and must be diluted before use.

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Where to buy Alpha-Pinene

You can purchase the Alpha-Pinene isolate from Floraplex in a variety of sizes at extremely competitive prices with free shipping to anywhere in the continental United States on orders over $30.

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