Type of Compound: Terpenoid

Medical Properties: 


Description:  Caryophyllene oxide has a lemon balm odor. It has shown some effectiveness as an insecticidal/antifeedant and as broad spectrum antifungal in plant defense. Caryophyllene oxide has the distinction of being the component responsible for cannabis identification by drug-sniffing dogs.

Boiling Point (F): 536 ± 66 

Boiling Point (C):  280 ± 19

Melting Point (F): 138 – 142 

Melting Point (C): 59 – 61 

Concentration (% of dry weight): 

Relative Content (%):

Chemical Formula:  C15H24O

IUPAC Name:  (1R,4R,6R,10S)-4,12,12-Trimethyl-9-methylene-5-oxatricyclo[,6]dodecane