(1S)-(+)-3-Carene has been used as a standard during the quantification of components in Lavandula stoechas essential oils by fast gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (FGC-EI/MS). It may be used as a starting material in the total synthesis of (+)-ingenol. It may also be used to synthesize (1S,3S,4S,6R)-3,7,7-trimethyl-4-morpholino-4-yl-bicyclo(4.1.0)heptano-3-ol, which can catalyze the addition of diethylzinc to different aldehydes with high enantioselectivity.
Chiral building block for the preparation of bicyclo[3.2.0]heptenes that are useful intermediates in the synthesis of (+)-lineatin and both enantiomers of capnellene. Has been converted to its corresponding allenyl allylic ether for studies of its thermal isomerization chemistry. Precursor to di(4-isocaranyl)borane, an asymmetric hydroboration reagent for olefins.