Limonene is found in citrus essential oil, the contents can be up to 90%. (-)-Limonene is naturally found in Pine needle oil, Turpentine, Cajeput oil and other essential oils. It appears liquid and has orange smell. It is make from Terpenes of orange oils by the method of fractionation.

Limonene has optical isomers, L-Limonene, R-Limonene and a meso isomer, Dipentene.

In the flavoring formulation of personal cares, the contents of Limonene can be up to 30%. Limonene is also mainly used as intermediate for synthesis Bergamot esters, Norone, Cymene, Tonalid and Phantolid.

Substance Identification

Synonyms 1,8-ρ-Menthadiene | 1-Methyl-4-isopropenyl-1-cyclohexene
CAS 138-86-3
EINECS 205-341-0
FEMA 2633
HS.CODE 294200
Molecular Formula C10H16
Moleclar Weight 136.23

Application & Uses

  • used as a perfumery composition for soaps, personal care products and cosmetics
  • used as a substitute for chlorinated solvents in degreasing metals for cleaning in the electronic industry and the printing industry while it can also be used as starting material for the synthesis of terpene resin. alpha-limonene has been used as a gallstone solubilizer in pharmaceutical industry
  • used as an intermediate for terpene resins, carvone, terylene, and rubber chemicals
  • used as an oils dispersant, metal dryer
  • used in chemical synthesis as a precursor to carvone and as a renewably based solvent in cleaning products

Sales Specification

Appearance Colorless to light yellow clear liquid
Odor Fruity, Cirtus
Purity, G.C, % ≥95
Distillation Range, @ 170~190°C, % ≥90
Refractive Index, @ n20/D 1.465~1.480
Relative Density, @ d20/4 0.836~0.875
LD50 oral, rat >5g/kg
LD50 dermal, rabbit >5g/kg

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GHS Hazard Statements

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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