Oil of Lemon
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Title: Oil of Lemon
Additional Names: Cedro oil
Literature References: Volatile oil expressed from fresh peel of Citrus limonum (L.) Risso (C. medica var. limon L.), Rutaceae. Constit. About 90% of limonene, terpinene, phellandrene, and pinene combined; 4-6% aldehydes calculated as citral, some citronellal, geranyl acetate, sesquiterpenes.
Properties: Pale yellow or greenish-yellow liquid. d2525 0.849-0.855. aD25 +57 to +65.6°. nD20 1.4742-1.4755. Slightly sol in water; sol in 3 vols alcohol; miscible with carbon disulfide, glacial acetic acid. Keep cool, in well-filled and well-closed bottles, protected from light.
Optical Rotation: aD25 +57 to +65.6°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.4742-1.4755
Density: d2525 0.849-0.855
Use: For flavoring medicaments; as a flavor in liqueurs, pastry, foods, beverages; also in perfumes.

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