Definition of Limonene

1. Noun. A liquid terpene with a lemon odor; found in lemons and oranges and other essential oils.

Generic synonyms: Terpene



Definition of Limonene

1. Noun. (organic compound) A monoterpene hydrocarbon ''1-methyl-4-prop-1-en-2-yl-cyclohexene'' found in the essential oils of oranges, lemons and similar fruit, and mainly responsible for their fragrance ¹

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Definition of Limonene

1. a chemical compound [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Limonene

limnologically
limnologies
limnologist
limnologists
limnology
limnophilia
limnophilous
limnophyte
limnophytes
limns
limo
limolike
limon
limoncello
limoncellos
limonene (current term)
limonene hydratase
limonenes
limoniad
limoniform
limonin
limonins
limonite
limonites
limonitic
limonoid
limonoids
limophoitas
limophthisis
limos

Literary usage of Limonene

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1. The Chemistry of the Non-benzenoid Hydrocarbons and Their Simple Derivatives by Benjamin Talbott Brooks (1922)
"Its physical properties are nearly identical with those of limonene, boiling at 175°-176°. It is one of the most stable of the terpenes and is not ..."

2. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1889)
"The latter is a pleasantly-smelling liquid, which boils at 133°—135° and absorbs oxygen from the air, with formation of a viscid mass.4 limonene GROUP. ..."

3. Victor Von Richter's Organic Chemistry ; Or, Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds by Victor von Richter (1900)
"1- limonene occurs in the oil of pine-needles, in oil of fir, ... Dry hydrochloric acid gas converts them into optically active limonene hydrochlorides, ..."

4. Victor Von Richter's Organic Chemistry; Or, Chemistry of the Carbon by Victor von Richter, Richard Anschütz, Georg Schroeter (1900)
"It is produced by heating d-limonene, 1-limonene, pinene, and camphene to 250-300°; it is, therefore, present in the Russian and Swedish turpentine oil, ..."

5. A Textbook of Organic Chemistry by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1921)
"1-limonene.—The optically active levo variety 1-limonene is present in pine needle oil, ... CH IC /\ H,C CH2 limonene Di-pentene CH3 CH I • CH /\ H3C CH, ..."

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