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Myrcene

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
β-Myrcene, 7-Methyl-3-methylene-1,6-octadiene
Linear Formula:
H2C=CHC(=CH2)CH2CH2CH=C(CH3)2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
136.23
Beilstein:
1719990
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

analytical standard

Quality Level

vapor density

4.7 (vs air)

vapor pressure

~7 mmHg ( 20 °C)

Assay

≥90.0% (GC)

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.469 (lit.)

bp

167 °C (lit.)

density

0.791 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
flavors and fragrances
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

storage temp.

−20°C

SMILES string

C\C(C)=C/CCC(=C)C=C

InChI

1S/C10H16/c1-5-10(4)8-6-7-9(2)3/h5,7H,1,4,6,8H2,2-3H3

InChI key

UAHWPYUMFXYFJY-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Myrcene is a naturally occurring volatile monoterpene found in various plants, such as wild thyme, lemon grass, mango, cardamom, and cannabis. It is widely used as an aroma chemical in personal care and household products, besides being used as a flavoring agent (food additive) in various foods and beverages.

Application

This analytical standard can also be used as follows:
  • Determination of four flavor compounds— isoamyl acetate, ethyl hexanoate, benzaldehyde, and myrcene, in commercial beer samples by using two solvent-less sample treatment techniques of stir-bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) and solid-phase microextraction (SPME) for their subsequent analysis by gas chromatography-flame ionization detection (GC-FID)
  • Analysis of fresh mano samples for the detection and quantification of myrcene using a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) sensor, modified with ethyl cellulose
  • Multi-residue analysis of volatiles and fatty acids found in wild and cultivated fennel samples by a single extraction method and gas chromatographic-flame ionization detection (GC-FID)
  • Identification and determination of volatile aroma compounds, commonly present in three plant species from the Citrus genus by using simultaneous distillation extraction (SDE) technique for sample treatment and analysis by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) in electron ionization mode (EI)
  • Secondary metabolite profiling of various plant parts collected from 82 plants belonging to 21 different cannabis strains using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) for sterols and terpenoids (mono-, sesqui-, tri-), and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with UV and mass spectrometric (MS) detection for flavonoids

Packaging

Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.

Other Notes

Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Asp. Tox. 1 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 3 - Skin Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

111.2 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

44 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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In vitro inhibition of CYP2B1 monooxygenase by ?-myrcene and other monoterpenoid compounds
De-Oliveira X.A.CA, et al.
Toxicology Letters, 92(1), 39-46 (1997)
Osman Ciftci et al.
Toxicology and industrial health, 27(5), 447-453 (2011-01-20)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of curcumin, β-myrcene (myrcene) and 1,8-cineole (cineole) on antioxidant defense system in rats given a persistent environmental pollutant (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, TCDD). Rats (n = 112) were divided randomly into 8 equal
Pedro M Santos et al.
Proteomics, 9(22), 5101-5111 (2009-10-03)
Beta-myrcene, a monoterpene widely used as a fragrance and flavoring additive, also possesses analgesic, anti-mutagenic, and tyrosinase inhibitory properties. In order to get insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying the ability of Pseudomonas sp. M1 to catabolize beta-myrcene, an expression
Johannes Stökl et al.
Proceedings. Biological sciences, 278(1709), 1216-1222 (2010-10-15)
Most insects are dependent on chemical communication for activities such as mate finding or host location. Several plants, and especially orchids, mimic insect semiochemicals to attract insects for unrewarded pollination. Here, we present a new case of pheromone mimicry found
Josep-Salvador Blanch et al.
Physiologia plantarum, 131(2), 211-225 (2008-02-07)
We studied the effects of water stress, fertilization and time course on foliar volatile terpene emission rates by Quercus ilex and Pinus halepensis in a garden experiment. The terpenes mostly emitted by both species were alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, beta-myrcene and Delta(3)-carene.

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