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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Terpineol is a naturally occurring monoterpene alcohol that has been isolated from a variety of sources such as cajuput oil, pine oil, and petitgrain oil. It is antibacterial and antiviral, an immune system stimulant, a good general tonic. In Essential Oils it is warming and uplifting.

Terpineol, a volatile terpenoid alcohol of low toxicity, is widely used in the perfumery industry. It is an important chemical constituent of the essential oil of many plants with widespread applications in folk medicine and in aromatherapy. The effects of terpineol on the compound action potential (CAP) of rat sciatic nerve were studied. Terpineol induced a dose-dependent blockade of the CAP.


Terpineol is produced from pine resin, which is produced from pine tree.

The process steps are as follows.

*  Natural oleo pine resin is obtained from pine tree

*  Oleo pine resin is distilled to produce gum turpentine and gum rosin.

*  Gum turpentine is further processed to obtain alpha pinine

*  Alpha-pinine is processed to obtain terpineols (alpha, beta and gamma isomers)


Terpineol  is  mainly  used  in  perfumes  for  household  products  such  as  air  fresheners,

cleaners and disinfectant.It is also used as industrial deodorant.

Terpineol is also used as solvent for ethylcellulose and plasticizer for epoxy resin.

Application sector 

Disinfectants, household products (like agarbathis, germicides etc.).

Lilac perfumes and lime flavors and in premium quality perfume and flavour  compositions

High purity alpha terpineol.

Ethylcellulose, plasticizer for epoxy resin, electronic cleaner (Flat Display  Panel Industries) etc.

Source: NPCS Team

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