Solvency: Terpenes as a class including Dipentenes have a superior solvent power for greases, fats, waxes, resins and rubber. Most of the important uses for Dipentene are based on this property.
Surface wetting and penetrating power: Surface properties of Dipentene are quite useful. It is readily soluble and emulsifiable and easily prepared by these techniques into a variety of cleaners.
Frothing properties: Dipentene has some frothing properties of its own.