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l-Limonene (CAS 5989-54-8)

l-Limonene is the optical isomer of Limonene. It is classified as three types: l-Limonene, d-Limonene optical isomers and one racemic.

It is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with strong fruity and citrus odor.

d-Limonene is naturally found in Pine needle oil, Turpentine, Cajeput oil and other essential oils. l-Limonene presents in essential oil of citrus, such as mandarin oil and sweet orange oil.

Racemic limonene is derived from turpentine. It mainly used in food flavour and synthetic fragrances.