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A liquid terpenoid, C10H16, with a characteristic lemonlike fragrance, used as a solvent, wetting agent, and dispersing agent and in the manufacture of resins.

[French limonène, from limon, lemon (obsolete), from Old French; see lemon.]


(Elements & Compounds) a liquid optically active terpene with a lemon-like odour, found in lemon, orange, peppermint, and other essential oils and used as a wetting agent and in the manufacture of resins. Formula: C10H16
[C19: from New Latin limonum lemon]
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Noun1.limonene - a liquid terpene with a lemon odor; found in lemons and oranges and other essential oils
terpene - an unsaturated hydrocarbon obtained from plants
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The major components were limonene (71.48%), b-Pinene (7.71%), 3-carene (3.99%), b-citronellal (2.90%), a-Pinene (2.29%), 6-octenal, 3, 7-dimethyl (2.90%), caryophyllene (1.63%), cuminal (1.13%), anethole (1.29%), eugenol (1.01%), 3-p-menthene (1.37%) and gemacrene D (2.05%).
Thujone (trans), [alpha]-pinene, [beta]-myrcene, terpinen, limonene, 1.8-cineole, linalool, bornyl acetate, citronellal, eugenol, geranyl acetate, nerol, [beta]-caryophyllene were purchased from Aldrich Company, USA.
The Surf Tropical Lily and Ylang Ylang contains: |15-30% anionic surfactants, nonionic surfactants, soap; |Less than 5% enzymes, optical brighteners, perfume, phosphonates, butylphenyl, methylpropional, citronellol, geraniol, hexyl cinnamal, limonene and linalool.
The polymer is made of sulphur and limonene. Millions of tons of sulphur are produced by the oil and gas industry every year, while thousands of tons of limonene (highly concentrated in orange peels) are produced by the citrus industry.
Limonene was provided by Firmenich (Plainsboro, New Jersey)
2008) have demonstrated lethal effects of Limonene limonene oxide and eight b-amino alcohol derivatives @ 10 and 2.5 mg/mL on larvae of R.
By gas chromatography--mass spectrometry analysis, it was determined that the major components of the oil were [alpha]-pinene (0.52 to 1.02 mg [g.sup.-1]), [beta]-pinene (0.04 to 0.67 mg [g.sup.-1]), limonene (0.00 to 0.06 mg [g.sup.-1]), terpineol (0.01 to 0.18 mg [g.sup.-1]), and (-)-caryophyllene (0.02 to 0.52 mg [g.sup.-1]), with quantities depending on sampling dates.
The characteristic organoleptic properties of limonene and its usage in food and other applications encouraged the scientists and industries to work extensively on its synthesis and microbial conversions [8-12].
Recent reports investigating chemical composition of Blepharocalyx salicifolius EOs by GC-MS analysis have already found several constituents, such as 1,8-cineole, linalool, [beta]-caryophyllene [9], [beta]-pinene, limonene [10, 11], myrcene, [alpha]-pinene [11], spathulenol, and pinene [10].