(+/-)-Limonene Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

(+/-)-Limonene Properties


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Limonene is a colourless liquid hydrocarbon classified as a cyclic terpene possessing a strong smell of oranges. It is used in chemical synthesis as a precursor to carvone and as a renewably-based solvent in cleaning products.It used as cosmetic ingredient.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless Liquid
Boiling Point 176 °C
CAS Number 5989-27-5
ChEBI 15382
Density 0.8411 g/cm3
EINECS Number 227-813-5
HS Code 2902199012
IUPAC Name 1-Methyl-4-(1-Methylethenyl)-Cyclohexene
InChI InChI=1S/C10H16/c1-8(2)10-6-4-9(3)5-7-10/h4,10H,1,5-7H2,2-3H3/t10-/m0/s1
Melting Point -74.35 °C
Molar Mass 136.24 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H16
NFPA 704 H-1, F-2, R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number GW6360000
Refractive n/D 1.472
Solubility 0.0138 mg/ml
Synonyms Citrus Stripper Oi;Terpene Hydrocarbons;Carvene; (+)-4-Isopropenyl-1-methylcyclohexene; (+)-R-Limonene;(R)-1-Methyl-4-(1-methylethenyl)cyclohexene; D-(+)-Limonene
Viscosity 1.28 cST