Physical & 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
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.