Cembrene

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Cembrene
Cembrene
Chemical name [R-(E,E,E)]-1,5,9-trimethyl-12-
(1-methylethenyl)-1,5,9-cyclotetradecatriene
Chemical formula C20H32
Molecular mass 272.47 g/mol
CAS number 1898-13-1
Density ? g/cm3
Melting point ? °C
Boiling point 150-152 °C at 0.8 mmHg
SMILES C\C1=C/CC/C(C)=C/CC/C
(C)=C/CC(C(C)=C)CC1
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Cembrene, or sometimes neocembrene, is a natural monocyclic diterpene. It is a colorless oil with a faint wax-like odor.

Cembrene itself has little importance as chemical entity, being a trail pheromone for termites; however, the chemical structure of cembrene is central to a very wide variety of other natural products found both in plants and in animals.


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