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Terpinen-4-ol

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Physical and Chemical Properties

Molecular Formula: C10H18O

Molecular Weight: 154.253 g/mol

Flash Point: 174°F

Boiling Point: 408.2°F

Density:  0.926 g/mL

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Characteristics

 Terpinen-4-ol is considered the primary active ingredient for tea tree oil and is one of the main components in nutmeg essential oil. It is a pale yellow, clear liquid which acts as an antibacterial agent, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory agent.  


It gives off a warm, earthy, herbaceous aroma with citrus undertones.