from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A liquid, C10H16, with a characteristic lemonlike fragrance, used as a solvent, wetting agent, and dispersing agent and in the manufacture of resins.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a liquid terpene with a lemon odor; found in lemons and oranges and other essential oils.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A general term applied to certain terpenes, C10H16.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a liquid terpene with a lemon odor; found in lemons and oranges and other essential oils
In addition to copious amounts of vitamin C and antioxidants, citrus oils contain limonene, which is said to increase the level of glutathione S-transferase, one of the most important Phase II conjugators.
This toxic reaction may be caused by a substance which is a chemical inhibitor to biogas bacteria called d-limonene, which is found in the peels of citrus fruits.
Insects hate limonene, which is the oil int he peel, and this is a great alternative to using commercial insecticides.
Tetravalent terpenes, such as limonene, take four atoms of hydrogen whilst divalent terpenes (pinene, camphene) can fix only two, in accordance with the predictions made in the excellent work of Wallach.
High-resolution mass spectrometric analysis of limonene secondary organic aerosol, M.L. Walser, Y. Dessiaterik, J. Laskin, A. Laskin, and S.A. Nizkorodov, Phys.
They can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as petroleum distillates, that can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract, as well as d-limonene, a skin irritant.
They can emit volatile organic compounds VOCs, such as petroleum distillates, that can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract, as well as d-limonene, a skin irritant.
Of these, limonene is commonly found in household cleaners; others include camphor and alpha-pinene.
In addition to that, the citrusy elements i.e.: limonene make it especially favourable in masculine fragrances.
Citrus based cleaners often contain d-limonene which can be sensitizers and affect human health.