Limonene

Limonene is found in citrus essential oil, the contents can be up to 90%. (-)-Limonene is naturally found in Pine needle oil, Turpentine, Cajeput oil and other essential oils. It appears liquid and has orange smell. It is make from Terpenes of orange oils by the method of fractionation.

In the flavoring formulation of personal cares, the contents of Limonene can be up to 30%. Limonene is also mainly used as intermediate for synthesis Bergamot esters, Norone, Cymene, Tonalid and Phantolid.

Application

  • used as a perfumery composition for soaps, personal care products and cosmetics
  • used as a substitute for chlorinated solvents in degreasing metals for cleaning in the electronic industry and the printing industry while it can also be used as starting material for the synthesis of terpene resin. alpha-limonene has been used as a gallstone solubilizer in pharmaceutical industry
  • used as an intermediate for terpene resins, carvone, terylene, and rubber chemicals
  • used as an oils dispersant, metal dryer
  • used in chemical synthesis as a precursor to carvone and as a renewably based solvent in cleaning products

Specification

Odor a light, citrusy odor
Flash Point 50°C
Similar Chemicals...
Dipentene Synthetic
Dipentene Natural

Toxicological Information

LD50 oral, rat 5g/kg min
LD50 dermal, rabbit 5g/kg min

Packaging

    • drums per 20’ft container with 80drums or 120 drums
    • in 145kg, 150kg or 175kg galvanized iron drum

Storage

  • containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage
  • keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place
  • store in cool place

UN Number: UN 2052 3/PG 3 | S-phrases: S24 S37 S60 S61 | R-phrases: R10 R38 R43 R50/53

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Remark

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