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(organic chemistry)
C10H16 A terpene with a lemon odor that is optically active and is found in oils from citrus fruits and in oils from peppermint and spearmint; a colorless, water-insoluble liquid that boils at 176°C.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



1-methy1–4-isopropenylcyclohexene-1, a terpene hydrocarbon; colorless liquid with a lemony odor. Oxidizes readily in air. Boiling point, 176°C; density, 0.8411 g/cm3 at 20°C. Limonene exists in two optically active (+) and (-) forms, as well as a (±)-form (racemic mixture) commonly called dipentene.

Limonene is a component of many essential oils. For example, citrus oils contain mainly (+)-limonene (approximately 90 percent), which may be extracted by rectification processes. Dipentene is also found in turpentine. Limonene is used as an odoriferous substance in perfume and cosmetics manufacture.

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Upon GC/MS analysis essential oil contained thirty compounds eluted on a DB-1-1022 column such as 1R-a-Pinene, b-Pinene, D-Limonene, b-Phellandrene, b-Terpinyl acetate, T-Terpinene, p-Cymene, Dehydro-p-cymene, cis-b-Terpineol, Trans-p-Metha-2,8-dienal, 4-Terpineol, Trans-dihydrocarvone, a-Terpineol, D-Carvone, Carvone, Cis-p-Menth-1-en-3-ol, 2,3-Epoxycarene, L-cis-Sabinol, p-Cymen-8-ol, cis-Carveol, Estragole, 2-Pinen-4-one, 2-Allyl-4-methyl phenol, O-tert-butyl Phenol, Thymol, Carvacrol, Elemicin, Myristicin, Apiol, Methoxyeugenol and Limonene-6-ol, pivalate (Table 5).
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