There are two sources, one is natural distilled from tree extract, another kinds of Alpha terpineol is isolated from essential oil. Alpha terpineol is widely used as a basic component in lilac, lime and flavors. Alpha terpineol can also be used as raw material for the synthesis of other aroma chemicals.

Alpha terpineol is obtained industrially by dehydration of terpin hydrate or by direct hydration of the terpene hydrocarbons contained in turpentine oil. When obtained synthetically, it also contains the isomers β-and-γ-terpineol.

Substance Identification

Synonyms α-Terpineol
CAS 98-55-5
EINECS 202-680-6
FEMA 3045
HS.CODE 29061900
Molecular Formula C10H18O
Moleclar Weight 154.25

Application & Uses

  • main flavor agent for composition of lilac-based essences, good alkali resistance, suitable for soap flavor, and its acetate has citron and lavender aroma, used in flavor & fragrance compounds.
  • used in pharmaceuticals, pesticide, plastic, soap, ink, instrumentation and telecommunications industry, it’s an excellent solvent for coloring of glassware.
  • used as raw material for the synthesis of alpha-terpinyl acetate, alpha-dihydroterpineol and other aroma chemicals.

Sales Specification

Appearance Colorless transparent liquid
Odor Lilac like odor
Alpha Terpenol, by G.C. 95% min
Terpene Alcohols, by G.C. 95-99% min
Refractive Index, @ n20/D 1.4800-1.4860
Relative Density, @ d20/4 0.9300-0.9360


  • Galvanized Iron Drum, 185kg net each, 80/120 drums per 20’FCL

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H227/303/315/319/402
P-Code P210/264/273/280
Response P302+P352 P305+P351+P338 P312 P332+P313 P337+P313 P370+P378
Storage P403+P235
Disposal P501
S-phrases: S16 S37 | R-phrases: R10 R38


  • keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place
  • store in cool place


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