Description: Myrcene has a pleasant, sweet, balsamic, plastic odor.
Appearance Colorless to very pale straw-colored
mobile liquid Solubility Soluble in alcohol and oils; insoluble
Synthesis: From linalool.
Aroma threshold values: Aroma characteristics at 10%: terpy, herbaceous, woody with a rosy celery and carrot nuance.
Taste threshold values: Taste characteristics at 5 to 100 ppm: woody, vegetative, citrus fruity with a tropical mango and slight, leafy,
Natural occurrence: Reported found in Mircia acris D.C.; in the distillates from leaves of Rhus cotinus and Barosma venustum (52 and 43%, respectively); in lemongrass, cypress, artemisia; in the fruits of Phellodendron amurense (92%) and Phellodendron japonicum;in the oils of Picea balsamea, Tsuga canadenis, Abies balsamea, clary sage and others. Also reported in over 200 foods andbeverages including citrus peel oils and juices, apricot, sweet and sour cherry, berries, guava, pineapple, carrot, celery, potato, bell
pepper, black currants, anise, anise seed, cardamom, cinnamon, cassia, clove, capsicum varities, ginger, mentha oils, mace, parsley,
thyme, cheeses, cream, pork, hop oil, beer, white wine, rum, cocoa, coffee, tea, mango, tamarind, coriander, gin, sweet bay, prickly
pear, calamus, dill, lovage, caraway, buckwheat, corn, basil, fennel, kiwifruit, rosemary, myyrtle berry, turmeric, lemon balm, sage,
pimento, angelica oil, Roman and German chamomile oil, eucalyptus and mastic gum oil.