- a colorless, pleasant-smelling benzene derivative, C10H14, occurring in the volatile oil of the common cumin, Cuminum cyminum, and existing in three forms, the ortho, meta, and para isomers.
Origin of cymene
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By distillation with zinc chloride, cymene and other products are produced.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
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Besides a cymene and a toluene, which have already been shown to exist in rosin spirit, metaxylene was found to be present.
Terebenthene belongs to the benzene or aromatic series, which can be shown from its connection with cymene.
Cymene is methylpropyl-benzene, and can be made from terpenes by removing two atoms of H.
- a colourless insoluble liquid with an aromatic odour that exists in three isomeric forms; methylpropylbenzene: used as solvents and for making synthetic resins. The para- isomer is present in several essential oils. Formula: CH 3 C 6 H 4 CH(CH 3) 2
C19: cym- from Greek kuminon cumin + -ene
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