D-Limonene is an organic liquid hydrocarbon that is yellow to clear in color.
- CAS #: 94266-47-4
- EINECS #: 304-454-3
- Synonyms: 4 – Isopropenyl – 1 – Methylcyclohexane; Citrus Stripper Oil; Citrus Terpenes; Limonene
- Formula: CH3COCH3
D-Limonene is an organic liquid hydrocarbon that is yellow to clear in color. D-limonene has a characteristic citrus smell that is one of the main reasons for its usage. D-limonene is considered a renewable solvent because it is produced from citrus fruit through two methods, centrifugal separation and steam distillation.
- UN: 2319,
- ERG: 128
- Class: 3
- Packing Group: III
D-limonene is mostly used in cosmetic and food applications and is used as either a fragrance in perfumery or mask the bitter taste of alkaloids in various food products. It is increasingly being used in industrial applications as a solvent and a masking agent for more pungent chemical. It is commonly found in glues and sealants. More recently, D-limonene is being used in biofuels and 3D printing processes. Other applications include Degreasers, Graffiti removers, Tar removers, Paint Strippers, Paints, Coatings, Aerosols, Carpet Clears, and Chlorinated Solvent Replacements.
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