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Monoterpene

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  1. are a class of terpenes that consist of two isoprene units and have the molecular formula C10H16

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  2. may be linear (acyclic) or contain rings

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  3. Biochemical modifications such as oxidation or rearrangement produce the related monoterpenoids

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  4. Biosynthetically, isopentenyl pyrophosphate and dimethylallyl pyrophosphate are combined to form geranyl pyrophosphate

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  5. Elimination of the pyrophosphate group leads to the formation of acyclic monoterpenes such as ocimene and the myrcenes

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