[ Terpine ]
A class of [ Aromatic compound ] A cyclic, planar molecule with a ring of resonance bonds that are highly stable and do not readily react with other substances. While aromaticity as a chemical property bears no general relationship with the smell the term originated with the discovery that certain odiferous plant molecules, such as the terpenes, had common chemical properties. Also see:... More [ Organic ] 1. Relating to or denoting chemical compounds of biological origin. In organic chemistry, compounds which containing carbon chains, as in organic_chemistry Some carbon-containing compounds such as carbides, carbonates, simple oxides (carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide), and cyanides are considered inorganic. 2. Produced or involving production without the use of artificial chemicals, as in organic_nutrients, organic_farming and organic_foods.... More hydrocarbons found in nearly every living creature and abundant in the essential [ Oil ] Any of a group of fatty acids and fatty acid esters of glycerol which are liquid at room temperature, compared to fat, which is a solid at room temperature.... More of plants and flowers. They are similar to [ Terpenoid, Isoprenoid ] A class of naturally occurring aromatic lipids found in all classes of living things. Terpenoids are derived from the oxidation or rearrangement of the carbon skeletons of terpenes. Many terpenoids have antibacterial or other protective properties, in addition to being pigments and aromatics. The scent of eucalyptus is attributed to terpenoids, as well as the flavours... More, which differ by their additional functional groups.
There is considerable interest in the [ Medicine, Medical Treatment ] The therapeutic practise of diagnosing and treating injury or disease. A drug or nutrient preparation prescribed for the treatment, or prevention of injury or disease.... More and protective function of terpenes in addition to its extensive use as a flavour and aroma additive in foods. [ Vitamin ] Any a class of organic nutrients or other compounds that are essential for normal metabolic function. Vitamins are broadly categorised as water-soluble (such as vitamins B and C) and fat-soluble (A, D, E and K).... More A is a [ Terpine ] A class of aromatic organic hydrocarbons found in nearly every living creature and abundant in the essential oils of plants and flowers. They are similar to terpenoids, which differ by their additional functional groups. There is considerable interest in the medicinal and protective function of terpenes in addition to its extensive use as a flavour and aroma... More.