CHARACTERISTICS

Lemon flavored colorless concentrated liquid form

OTHER NAMES

Limonene

BOILING POINT

175.0 to 176.0 0C

DENSITY

  • 0.847 at 15OC

FLASH POINT

  • 109 F

MELTING POINT

-97.0 OC

SOLUBILITY

  • Soluble in alcohol
  • Insoluble in water

PREPARATION

  • By the fractional distillation of essential oils.
  • By the wood tarpene distillation.
  • In the making of camphor this chemical is get as by product in the reaction.

EFFECTS

  • It is poisonous and flammable

USES

 In the Cheap soap perfumes making, as a resins solvents, to dissolving the rosin

Ester gum making as a resin solvent, to dissolving the waxes in the product, drying the metal soap ,rubber compounds, it is use as dispersing agent for oils and resins ,

Varnish making, in the manufacturing of paint and enamels,

Perfumery, printing inks, in the preparation of poly tarpene and also use as the substitutes of petroleum solvents.

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