What is Terpene Delta 3 carene?
Delta 3 carene
Delta 3 carene is a terpene (bicyclic monoterpene), which is a colorless liquid with sweet, terpene- like pungent aroma with a tinge of citrus influence. It is insoluble in water, but miscible with fats and oils. Stunk, Super Lemon Haze, Super Silver Haze, and Arjan’s Ultra Haze are the strains which have higher levels of Delta 3 carene. Its other names include:
Molecular formula of Delta 3 carene - 3,7,7-Trimethylbicyclo [4.1.0] hept-3-ene Car-3-ene is C10H16. It has propanol ring. Its melting point is 23.00 to 24.00 °C, and the boiling point is 169.00 to 174.00 °C. It has a molecular weight of 136.238 g/mol. Its shelf life is considered to be one year and can be kept for longer if stored in appropriate conditions. It is a flammable liquid.
Delta 3 carene is very much exclusive to the bone repairing abilities. It has wondrous benefits in healing bone defects. A 2007 study proved that low concentrations of 3-carene can stimulate the differentiation of mouse osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 subclone 4 cells, which means it can provide potential help to even humans for battling against bone loss. Many research studies were done on Delta 3 carene. Those resulted in favorable benefits in fighting against bursitis, fibromyalgia, arthritis, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis. There are also other extremely useful qualities of Delta 3 carene, such as anti-inflammatory properties, enhancing the bone growth and healing bone injuries. It effectively increases memory power, which will be a greater help to Alzheimer’s disease patients.
It contributes to the overall medicinal potential of cannabis. It is a good flavoring agent which has been used in the perfume industry for its awesome fragrance. It is also an effective insect repellent in the industry level (a good substituent for turpentine). It reduces inflammation and joint pain. When used properly, it is likely to increase one’s mental sharpness, focus, and concentration. It is also used in the cosmetic industry for its beneficial medicinal properties.
With contact to eyes, Delta 3 carene can give irritation. On inhaling Delta 3 carene, it might lead to respiratory distress and headache. Ingestion of Delta 3 carene can irritate the entire digestive system and affect kidneys. If it goes into the lungs, it will cause pneumonitis.
Delta 3 carene reacts well with stronger oxidizing agents. It might undergo reaction with reducing agents exothermically. With the stimulation by catalysts, it might go through exothermic addition polymerization reactions. Sometimes, it is vulnerable to plastics too.