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When exposed to air, beta-caryophyllene oxidizes to caryophyllene oxide.

Molecular formula

C15 H24

Molar mass

220.35 g

Physical state



hard to dissolve in water


The substance releases the typical scent of gloves.

Medicinal properties

Caryophyllene oxide has a broad antifungal spectrum and protects against pathogenic bacteria. Caryophyllene oxide is one of the less volatile terpenes. It provides a „typical“ hemp aroma and is used to train Customs and Police sniffer dogs to detect cannabis.

antimicrobial antimycotic