Colorless or light yellow liquid
In natural and alternative medicine, d-limonene is marketed to relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease and heartburn. Limonene is increasingly being used as a solvent for cleaning purposes, such as the removal of oil from machine parts, as it is produced from a renewable source (citrus oil, as a byproduct of orange juice manufacture). Limonene is also finding increased use as a solvent for filament-fused 3D printing. Printers can print the plastic of choice for the model, but erect supports and binders from HIPS, a polystyrene plastic that is easily solvable in limonene.
Limonene is common in cosmetic products. As the main odor constituent of citrus (plant family Rutaceae), d-limonene is used in food manufacturing and some medicines, e.g. as a flavoring to mask the bitter taste of alkaloids, and as a fragrance in perfumery, aftershave lotions, bath products and other such products that include fragrance. It is also used in botanical isecticide.
Limonene 98; Unilime 98; 4-Isopropenyl-1-methylcyclohexen; p-Menth-1,8-diene; Racemic: DL-limonene; Dipentene
Store in a dark, dry, cool area in a tightly sealed container.
- Food & bev.
- Origin: Vegetable/Synthetic
- Shelf life: 1 year from mfg. date
- Freight Classification: N/A
- Kosher Status: Not Kosher
- Flash Point: 50 øC (122 øF)
- Melting Point: -74.35 øC (-101.83 øF)
- API: NO
- Allergen: NO
- Hazmat: YES
- Molecular Weight: 136.23 g/mol