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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A colorless solvent with a lemon-like odor that is occurs naturally from the oils of [[lemon oil|lemon]], orange, caraway, dill, and [[bergamot oil|bergamot]]. Limonene is used as a wetting and dispersing agent in liquid [[soap|soaps]], [[ink|inks]], perfumes, [[paint|paints]], [[varnish|varnishes]], floor waxes, and furniture polishes. It is also used as a solvent for [[alkyd resin|alkyd resins]], [[rosin]], [[wax|waxes]], and [[rubber, natural|rubber]] compounds.
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A colorless solvent with a lemon-like odor that is occurs naturally from the oils of [[lemon oil|lemon]], orange, caraway, dill, and [[bergamot oil|bergamot]]. Limonene is used as a wetting and dispersing agent in liquid [[soap|soaps]], [[ink|inks]], perfumes, [[paint|paints]], [[varnish|varnishes]], floor waxes, and furniture polishes. It is also used as a solvent for [[alkyd resin|alkyd resins]], [[rosin]], [[wax|waxes]], and [[rubber|rubber]] compounds.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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== Risks ==
  
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Skin contact will cause irritation.  Flammable.  Flash point = 48C
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LINK: [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcsneng/neng0918.html International Chemical Safety Card]
 
== Other Properties ==
 
== Other Properties ==
  
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== Hazards and Safety ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
 
 
Skin contact will cause irritation.  Flammable.  Flash point = 48C
 
 
 
LINK: [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcsneng/neng0918.html International Chemical Safety Card]
 
 
 
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
 
  
 
* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
 
* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993

Revision as of 16:18, 4 August 2020

Description

A colorless solvent with a lemon-like odor that is occurs naturally from the oils of lemon, orange, caraway, dill, and bergamot. Limonene is used as a wetting and dispersing agent in liquid soaps, inks, perfumes, paints, varnishes, floor waxes, and furniture polishes. It is also used as a solvent for alkyd resins, Rosin, waxes, and Rubber compounds.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cinene; D-limonene; cajeputene; kautschin; dipentene (isomer mixture); Diene; carvene; 4-Isopropenyl-1-methylcyclohexene

Chemical structure

Limonene.jpg

Risks

Skin contact will cause irritation. Flammable. Flash point = 48C

LINK: International Chemical Safety Card

Other Properties

Miscible with ethanol. Insoluble in water.

Composition C10H16
CAS 5989-27-5
Melting Point -75
Density 0.8402
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 136.23
Refractive Index 1.471
Boiling Point 175.5-176.5

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 5518
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: ref. index=1.471

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