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Alfa Aesar™ (-)-alpha-Pinene, 98%, cont. variable amounts of enantiomer

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material (-)-alpha-Pinene
CAS 7785-26-4
Molecular Formula C10H16
Formula Weight 136.24
MDL Number MFCD00064145
UN Number UN2368
Beilstein 1903790
Merck Index 14,7445
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Description & Specifications


Formula Weight 136.24
MDL Number MFCD00064145
Chemical Name or Material (-)-alpha-Pinene
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.
Flammable liquid and vapor.
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful in contact with skin.
Harmful if inhaled.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause an allergic skin reaction.
UN Number UN2368
Merck Index 14,7445
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: ALPHA-PINENE
Molecular Formula C10H16
Melting Point −64°C
Quantity 250g
CAS 7785-26-4
Assay Percent Notes cont. variable amounts of enantiomer
Assay 98%
Optical Rotation −42° (Neat)
Boiling Point 154° to 156°C
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Flash Point 32°C (89°F)
Beilstein 1903790

(-)-alpha-Pinene, 98%, cont. variable amounts of enantiomer, is used in food and beverage (incl. additives, contaminants), fragrance / essential oil, nutraceutical. It is also used as a anti- infective agent. It is used as a component of pine resin and a useful chiral synthetic intermediate. Alpha-pinene is the most widely encountered terpenoid in nature and is highly repellant to insects.

Soluble in chloroform, ether, alcohol, and methanol. Insoluble in water.

Light Sensitive. Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Keep away from oxidizing agents.