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W383902 Sigma-Aldrich

Farnesene, mixture of isomers


  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C15H24

  • Molecular Weight 204.35

  •  FEMA Number 3839

  •  MDL number MFCD00036650

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901903

  •  Flavis number 1.040



Related Categories Alphabetical Listings, E - H, E-F, E-H, Flavors and Fragrances,
biological source   synthetic
grade   Halal
  follows IFRA guidelines
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  FDA 21 CFR (117)
form   liquid
may contain   <0.10% alpha-tocopherol, synthetic as stabilizer
composition   May include trans-β-Farnesene, cis-α-Farnesene, trans-α-Farnesene, bisabolene (a cyclic sesquiterpene), and other compounds.
color   colorless to light yellow
refractive index   n20/D 1.490-1.505(lit.)
bp   260 °C(lit.)
density   0.844-0.8790 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   lavender; citrus; herbaceous
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens


Biochem/physiol Actions

Odor at 1.0%

Taste at 10-20 ppm

Other Notes

Natural occurrence: Apple, orange, grapefruit juice, mandarin and lime peel, grape, pear, ginger, nutmeg and basil.

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1 kg in glass bottle

100 g in glass bottle

4 kg in poly drum

General description

Farnesene (mixture of isomers) may contain sequiterpenes, trans-β-farnesene, cis-α-farnesene, trans-α-farnesene, and bisabolene. α-Farnesene is reported to be an oviposition stimulant for Laspeyresia pomonella, while trans-β-farnesene as a feeding stimulant for Lutzomyia longipalpis.

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