LE001

Lemon Oil



FormulaMI NumberCAS NumberC.I.Number
6740


MI: Merck Index Number
CAS: Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number
C.I.: Chemical Index Number


Background

Lemon oil is the volatile oil expressed from fresh peel of Citrus limonum. The constituents are 90% of limonene, terpinene, phellandrene, and pinene. Other constituents include citral, citronellal, geranyl acetate, and sesquiterpenes.




Synonyms

Lemon oil
Oil of Lemon
Cedro Oil


Uses

Flavor agent for medicaments, liqueurs, pastry, foods, beverages
Perfumes


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Unusual Reactions




References

1. Cardullo, A.C., A.M. Ruszkowski, and V.A. DeLeo, Allergic contact dermatitis resulting from sensitivity to citrus peel, geraniol, and citral. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 1989. 21(2 Pt 2): p. 395-7.
2. Audicana, M. and G. Bernaola, Occupational contact dermatitis from citrus fruits: lemon essential oils. Contact Dermatitis, 1994. 31(3): p. 183-5.


This information originates from 


Trey Truett, MD

truettap@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu
.