The chemistry of essential oils: Terpenes revisited

This post was originally written on December 30, 2010, but I’ve added and updated it! So what the heck are terpenes?Terpenes are organic compounds, the major building blocks within nearly every living creature. For instance, steroids are derivatives of the triterpene squalene. (Quote from Wikipedia .) They are derived from units of isoprene (that’s the picture up…

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