Bergamot oil

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Bergamot Oil


A honey-color oil extracted from the small citrus fruit rinds from the Citrus bergamia trees native to the south Italian province of Calabria . Bergamot oil is a citrus type oil that has been used as a preservative in Glue and Starch pastes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Citrus bergamia; esencia de bergamota (Esp.); olio di bergamotto (It); bergamotte gel; bergamot orange


  • Ingestion or inhalation causes ill effects.
  • Skin contact causes irritation.
  • Eden Botanicals: SDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

CAS 8007-75-8
Density 0.881-0.886 g/ml
Refractive Index 1.464-1.468

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 593
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998