Type of Compound: Terpenoid

Medical Properties: 


Description: (3E, 6E)-α-Farnesene is a constituent of the natural coating of apples and other fruits, and it is responsible for the characteristic green apple odor. α-Farnesene is also the chief compound contributing to the scent of gardenia, making up ~65% of the headspace constituents.

Boiling Point (F):  536 ± 68 

Boiling Point (C):  280 ± 20 

Melting Point (F): < 77 

Melting Point (C): < 25

Concentration (% of dry weight): 

Relative Content (%):

Chemical Formula: C15H24 

IUPAC Name: (3E,6E)-3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-1,3,6,10-tetraene