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CAS No.: 5989-54-8
Formula: C10H16
Exact Mass: 136.12500
Molecular Weight: 136.23400
PSA: 0.00000
LogP: 3.30890
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Limonene is a colorless liquid hydrocarbon classified as a cyclic terpene. The more common d-isomer possesses a strong smell of oranges. It is used in chemical synthesis as a precursor to carvone and as a renewables-based solvent in cleaning products.
Limonene takes its name from the lemon, as the rind of the lemon, like other citrus fruits, contains considerable amounts of this compound, which contributes to their odor. Limonene is a chiral molecule, and biological sources produce one enantiomer: the principal industrial source, citrus fruit, contains d-limonene ((+)-limonene), which is the (R)-enantiomer. Racemic limonene is known as dipentene. d-Limonene is obtained commercially from citrus fruits through two primary methods: centrifugal separation or steam distillation.

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Appearance & Physical State:colourless liquid with lemon odour
Melting Point:-104--84ºC
Boiling Point:175-177ºC
Flash Point:48ºC
Refractive Index:1.47-1.474
Stability:Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Flammable.
Storage Condition:Flammables area

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Safety Statements:S24-S37-S60-S61
Packing Group:III
Risk Statements:R10; R38; R43; R50/53
Hazard Codes:Xi; N


Synthesis Route Total: 31 Synthesis Route
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