what are terpenes

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are a class of natural products composed of compounds with the formula (C5H8)n. These unsaturated hydrocarbons consist of more than 30,000 compounds and are mainly produced by plants, especially conifers. Terpenes are further classified by carbon number: Monoterpenes (C10), Sesquiterpenes (C15), Diterpenes (C20), as examples. The terpene alpha-pinene is a key component of the general solvent, turpentine. Its History The term « terpene » was coined in 1866 by the German chemist August Kekulé, who coined the […]

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Terpenoids are fragrant compounds discovered at some stage in the plant and are regularly related to marijuana as hashish includes excessive ranges of terpenoids. This fragrant compound produces the special odor of several flowers together with Cannabis, Pine, and Lavender. Most flowers have an aroma that has an amalgam of terpene compounds in them. These […]

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