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(also 1,8-cineole, eucalyptole), a terpene oxide having the structural formula

Cineole is a colorless liquid with an odor similar to camphor and ether. It is soluble in alcohol and ether but only slightly soluble in water. Cineole has a melting point of 1–1.5°C, a boiling point of 176–177°C, and a density of 0.923 g/cm3 at 20°C.

Cineole is obtained from many essential oils, especially eucalyptus oil; it is isolated from these oils by distilling them and then freezing out the portion that has a boiling point between 170°C and 180°C. Cineole is used in medicine and cosmetics as a component of antiseptics, expectorants, toothpastes, and elixirs.

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[24] The cineole has antibacterial, antifungal, insecticidal, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, repellent, antioxidant, and analgesic properties.
Cineole, an active ingredient of Eucalyptus oil has been reported as non-toxic and raises no concern to human health during in-vivo studies (37).
For example, in no-choice diet trials, food intake by pygmy rabbits begins to decline above 5% cineole, but was 3-5 times higher than that of cottontails (Shipley et al.
It contains 1-4% volatile oil containing cineole, zingiberene, borneol, and resins like gingerol and shogaol.
The Antitussive Effects of Menthol, Camphor and Cineole in Conscious Guinea-pigs.
x piperita essential oil used in the pharmaceutical industry in Europe should be within the following ranges: limonene 1.0-5.0%, cineole 3.5-14.0%, menthone 14.0-32.0%, menthofuran 1.0-9.0%, isomenthone 1.5-10.0%, menthyl acetate 2.8-10.0%, isopulegol--maximum 0.2%, menthol 30.0-55.0%, pulegone--maximum 4.0%, and carvone--maximum 1.0%.
For example, fetal exposure to an aromatic cue (cineole) followed by ethanol intoxication results in increased postnatal grasping of a surrogate nipple aromatized with cineole (Abate et al., 2002).
Others may be adulterated for economic reasons, such as the past instances where eucalyptol (used in fragrances and cosmetics) was adulterated with cineole from camphor seeds (far cheaper but with more problematic effects).
For example, minor synergy between 1,8 cineole and [alpha]-pinene, and 1,8 cineole and caryophyllene epoxide, and antagonism between 1,8-cineole and camphor.
Ada cayi yapraklarinin damitilmasi ile elde edilen ada cayi yagi; salvene, pinene, camphor, cineole, borneol, thujone, sponin, diterpene, phenolic asit, salviatanin, ursokolik asit, kafeik asit ve flavonoidleri icerir (1-3).
There are 4 tables in this chapter which even address oils known for their 1,8 cineole content as well as those with a commercial or medicinal potential.