D-Limonene 96% (Orange Terpene)


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In preparing tissues for histology or histopathology, D-limonene is often used as a less toxic substitute for Xylene when clearing dehydrated specimens.

Limonene is a colourless liquid hydrocarbon classified as a cyclic terpene. The more common D-isomer possesses a strong smell of oranges It is used in chemical synthesis as a precursor to carvone and as a renewables-based solvent in cleaning products.

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Shipping information:
D-Limonene 96% can only be shipped by courier in Limited Quantity within the UK with a maximum allowable size of 1L per bottle, or multiples of.
Pack Sizes above 1L can only be shipped by ADR approved courier.
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  • Used as a Clearing Agent in Medical Laboratories
  • As a Degreasant
  • In Orange Juice Manufacture
  • Making Hand Cleaners & Detergents

Minimum Assay: 96%
Molecular Formula: C10H16
Molecular Weight: 136.24 g/mol
Boiling Point: 170-180°C
Refractive Index: 1.470-1.475
Water: <0.5%
Optical Rotation(@25 C): 85-100
Odour: Characteristic Orange/Citrus Fruit

Hazard Class: 3

Packing Group: 3

Hazard Phrases: Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes skin irritation. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.

Prec Phrases: Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.


Cas No: 5989-27-5
Einecs No: 227-813-5
FP: 43


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500ml, 1L, 2.5L, 5L