Terpenes Impact Factor

 Terpenes are series of isomeric, unsaturated hydrocarbons of the general formula C10H16 found in the steam volatile essential (ethereal) oils of plant origin, particularly conifers, though also by some insects such as swallowtail butterflies or termites  which release terpenes from their osmeteria. They are often strong-smelling. These may protect plant that producing the  deterring herbivores and by attracting predators and parasites of herbivores. The main difference between terpenes and terpenoids is that the terpense are hydrocarbon, whereas terpenoids contain additional functional groups. The name of terpenes is derived from the name called turpertine ."turpentine". Terpenes and terpenoids are the primary constituents of essential oil of types of plants and flowers. Essential oils are used widely as natural flavor additives for food, as fragrances in perfumery, and in medicine and alternative medicines such as aromatherapy.   

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