Provided herein are isoparaffins derived from hydrocarbon terpenes such as myrcene, ocimene and farnesene, and methods for making the same. In certain variations, the isoparaffins have utility as lubricant base stocks.
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY FUNDED RESEARCH
 Some of the work described herein was funded by Award No. DE-EE0002869 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Accordingly, the Government may have rights to some embodiments of this invention.