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Product Description

Often confused and referred to as a monoterpene, para-Cymene has a chemical formula of C10H14 and thus does not adhere to the C10H16 requirement to be a true monoterpene.  Para-Cymene is found in many essential oils in small amounts but is a primary component in the essential oils of thyme, oregano, ajowan, savory and cumin.  


  • Appearance:  Colorless liquid
  • Organoleptic:  Sharp, Pungent, Spicy, Herbaceous, Gasoline-like
  • CAS Registry Number:  99-87-6
  • FEMA Number:  2356
  • Other names:  p-Cymene; Benzene, 1-methyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-; p-Cimene; p-Isopropyltoluene; p-Methylisopropylbenzene; Camphogen; Dolcymene; 1-Isopropyl-4-methylbenzene; 1-Methyl-4-isopropylbenzene; 2-p-Tolylpropane; 4-Isopropyl-1-methylbenzene; 1-Methyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-benzene; Benzene, 1-isopropyl-4-methyl-; Cumene, p-methyl-; p-Isopropylmethylbenzene; Paracymene; Paracymol; p-Methylcumene; 4-Isopropyltoluene; 4-Methylisopropylbenzene; 1-(1-methylethyl)-4-methylbenzene; benzene, 1-methyl-4-methylethyl-; p-Mentha-1,3,5-triene; NSC 4162; Cymene


SKU: CHPCymene
  • Specification Value 
    Purity 98%+
    Primary Bio-Activity Anti-microbial
    Chemical Class Aromatic Hydrocarbon
    Molecular Formula C10H14
    Molecular Weight 134.222
    Boiling Point @ 1atm 176-178°C
    Flash Point 47.22°C
    Optical Rotation Not optically active
    Specific Gravity @ 25ºC 0.8548-0.8556
    Refractive Index @ 20ºC 1.489-1.495