A GROUP OF ISOMERIC HYDROCARBONS
a-Ocimene and the two β-ocimenes differ in the position of the isolated double bond: it is terminal in the alpha isomer.
Ocimenes are monoterpenes found in a variety of fruits and plants.
As an acyclic terpene (similar to myrcene), ocimene is unstable in air and nearly insoluble in water. Ocimene is soluble in some common organic solvents, such as acetone or ethanol. (1)