Type of Compound: Terpenoid

Medical Properties: 

Pheromone
Insect Repellant

Description: β-Farnesene is a constituent of various essential oils. It is also released by aphids as an alarm pheremone upon death to warn away other aphids. Several plants, including potato species, have been shown to synthesize this pheromone as a natural insect repellent.

Boiling Point (F): 523 ± 68 

Boiling Point (C):  273 ± 20 

Melting Point (F): < 77 

Melting Point (C): < 25 

Concentration (% of dry weight): 

Relative Content (%):

Chemical Formula:  C15H24

IUPAC Name: (6Z)-7,11-dimethyl-3-methylidenedodeca-1,6,10-triene