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Chemical name: α-Farnesene
Synonyms: (E,E)-3,7,11-Trimethyl-1,3,6,10-dodecatetraene; Farnesene; (3E,6E)-α-Farnesene; (E,E)-α-Farnesene; alpha-Farnesene; trans,trans-α-Farnesene; trans-2,6,10-Trimethyl-2,6,9,11-dodecatetraene; trans-3,7,11-Trimethyl-1,3,6,10-dodecatetraene; trans-α-Farnesene
CAS Number: 502-61-4
Alternate CAS #: NA
Molecular form.: C₁₅H₂₄
Appearance: Clear Colourless Oil
Melting Point: N/A
Mol. Weight: 204.35
Storage: Amber Vial, Refrigerator, Under inert atmosphere
Solubility: Chloroform (Slightly), Ethyl Acetate (Slightly), Methanol (Slightly)
Stability: No Data Available
Category: No Data Available
Boiling Point: No Data Available
Applications: α-Farnesene acts as an alarm pheromone in termites; also acts as a food attractants for the apple tree pest, the codling moth. α-Farnesene is also the chief compound contributing to the scent of gardenia, making up ~65% of the headspace constituents.

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