What is it?
Alpha Pinene is the principle constituent of oil of turpentine, which is obtained from members of the pine tree family.

How do I avoid it?
You should avoid any contact with this substance. Avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and, on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

Uses:
  • Paint thinners and solvents
  • Lacquers
  • Rubber solvent
  • Insecticides and insect repellents
  • Wax-based polishes
  • Essential oil of rosemary
  • Lube oil additives
  • Coating solvents

Other names for alpha pinene:
  • 2,6,6-trimethylbicyclo(3.1.1)-2-hept-2-ene
  • 2-pinene
  • a-pine
  • acitene A

How safe is it?

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