C10H16=135.7. A liquid consisting chiefly of Pinene, and containing not more than very small proportions of Terpinene and Dipen-tene.

Source

From acting upon Oil of Turpentine with Sulphuric Acid, and distilling.

Characters

A colorless or slightly yellowish, thin liquid, having a rather agreeable thyme-like odor, and an aromatic, somewhat terebinthinate taste. Sp. gr., about 0.862.

Solubility

Only slightly soluble in Water, but soluble in an equal volume of Alcohol, glacial Acetic Acid, or Carbon Disul-phide.

Dose, 5 to 15 m.; .30 to 1.00 c.c.

Action And Therapeutics Of Terebene

Terebene is an excellent stimulating disinfectant expectorant for chronic bronchitis. It may be used as an inhalation thus:- Pure terebene, 2; magnesium carbonate, 1; distilled water, 24. Use this in water 1 to 128 at 1400 F. 60° C. in an apparatus so arranged that air can be drawn through it and inhaled. Or it may be given with other expectorants in a mixture; many patients find five drops several times a day on sugar quite sufficient to cure a slight winter cough although it is said to form an insoluble compound with sugar.