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.

Substance Identification

Synonyms 1,8-ρ-Menthadiene | 1-Methyl-4-isopropenyl-1-cyclohexene | l-p-Mentha-1,8-diene
CAS 5989-54-8
EINECS 227-815-6
HS.CODE 290219
Molecular Formula C10H16
Moleclar Weight 136.2364

Application & Uses

  • used as a food flavor and fragrance formulation
  • used as an ingredient of detergent
  • used as an effective solvent in 3D printing and beverage production
  • used as artificial fragrance components
  • used as pharmaceutical material
  • used as botanical insecticide

Sales Specification

Appearance Coloress transparnt liquid
Aroma Fruity, Lemon
Redfern Index, @n20/D 1.460 to 1.480
Relative Density, @d20/20 0.836 to 0.875
Optional Rotation, @20°C, ° -90
Limonene, @G.C, % 95 min

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H226/303/304/315/317/410
P-Code P210/233/240/241/242/243/261/264/272/273/280
Response P301+P310 P303+P361+P353 P312 P331 P333+P313 P370+P378 P391
Storage P403+P235 P405
Disposal P501
UN Number: UN 2052 3/PG 3 | S-phrases: S24 S37 S60 S61 | R-phrases: R10 R38 R43 R50/53


  • containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage
  • keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place
  • store in cool place


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