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(R)-(+)-Limonene

technical, ~90% (sum of enantiomers, GC)

Synonym: (+)-p-Mentha-1,8-diene, (+)-Carvene, (R)-4-Isopropenyl-1-methyl-1-cyclohexene

  • CAS Number 5989-27-5

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C10H16

  • Molecular Weight 136.23

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 2204754

  •  EC Number 227-813-5

  •  MDL number MFCD00062991

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329759709

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Properties

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vapor density   4.7 (vs air)
vapor pressure   <3 mmHg ( 14.4 °C)
InChI Key   XMGQYMWWDOXHJM-JTQLQIEISA-N
grade   technical
assay   ~90% (sum of enantiomers, GC)
optical activity   [α]20/D +112±5°, c = 10% in ethanol
expl. lim.   6.1 %
refractive index   n20/D 1.473(lit.)
bp   176-177 °C(lit.)
solubility   water: insoluble
density   0.842 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)
storage temp.   2-8°C

Description

Application

(R)-(+)-Limonene has been used to investigate the in vitro and in vivo action of limonene against Leishmania species.

General description

(R)-(+)-Limonene is an optically active (R) form of limonene. Limonene is a 10-carbon cyclohexanoid monoterpene. It is widely employed in cosmetic industry.

(R)-(+)-Limonene is present in the peel oil from citrus fruits. It is the most commonly used fragrance materials in technical products and in fine fragrances. It is the major constituent of the essential oil extracted from Anethum sowa Roxb. (Indian dill). Racemic limonene undergoes enantio-selective and enantio-specific conversion to (R)-(+)-α-terpineol byPenicillium digitatum mycelia. Biotransformation of (R)-(+)- and (S)-(-)-limonene by fungi has been investigated.

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Safety Information

Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN 2052 3 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
GW6360000
Flash Point(F) 
122 °F
Flash Point(C) 
50 °C
Protocols & Articles

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GC Analysis of cis/trans Limonene Oxide Enantiomers on Astec® CHIRALDEX® B-PH

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of cis/trans Limonene Oxide Enantiomers on Astec® CHIRALDEX® B-PH
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography, Purification

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