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Cymene is a naturally occurring aromatic monoterpenoid found in a variety of essential oils, including cumin, thyme, and cannabis. It is known for its pleasant, fresh, citrus-like aroma with slight spicy undertones. In perfumery, cymene is used to add freshness and a hint of spice to fragrance compositions, enhancing citrus, herbal, and spicy profiles.

Utilized to impart freshness and a spicy undertone in perfumes. It is valued in citrus, herbal, and spicy fragrance compositions for its ability to enhance the overall scent profile.

IUPAC Name: 1-methyl-4-propan-2-ylbenzene
CAS Number: 99-87-6
Molecular Formula: C10H14
Molecular Weight: 134.22 g/mol
Boiling Point: 351 °F (177.10 °C)
Melting Point: -68.9 °C (-90.2 °F)
Class: Monoterpene
Use/s: Scent
1: P-CYMENE 2: 4-Isopropyltoluene 3: p-Isopropyltoluene 4: Dolcymene 5: Para-cymene 6: p-Cymol 7: Paracymene 8: Camphogen 9: p-Methylcumene
Chemist Says
P-cymene is a colorless liquid with a mild pleasant odor. Floats on water. (USCG, 1999)
Scent: Citrusy, Lemon
Scent profile
Scent profiles are inherently subjective and can significantly differ among individuals, and may also be influenced by the conditions at the time of evaluation. The information provided here is a synthesis of data from diverse sources, including books, cross-references, artificial intelligence analyses, and chemical research sites, aiming to present a comprehensive overview. We've distilled this information to highlight the most frequently observed scent profiles for each molecule or compound, offering a generalized perspective.

1: Fresh, Citrus, Slightly Spicy
2: Citrus, Woody, Slightly Spicy
3: Sweetish aromatic odor
4: Citrusy, woody, with a slightly green and turpentine-like character

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Cymene Mass Spectrometry