CAS No. 138-86-3, Limonene


NLT 98%

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Chemical Name Limonene
CAS Number 138-86-3
MDL Number MFCD00062992
Molecular Formula C10H16
Molecular Weight 136.23
Introduction of 138-86-3 :

Limonene is a monoterpene in citrus peel oil. A popular disinfectant and food preservative. Antimicrobial activities[1]. Anti-proliferative activities[2]. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect[3]. IC50 & Target: Bacterial[1] In Vitro: Acute toxicity to limonene is largely due to the common oxidation product limonene-hydroperoxide. The mutant protein AhpCL177Q 35 is able to alleviate this toxicity by reducing the hydroperoxide to a more benign compound[1].

Limonene exerts anti-proliferative action on a lymphoma cell line without modifying normal lymphocyte viability[2].

In Vivo: Limonene (50-100 mg/kg) exerts gastroprotection through local mucosal defense mechanisms, such as increasing the mucus production, modulation of the oxidative stress and inflammatory response and inhibition of Nf-κb expression [3].

Purity NLT 98%
Storage at 20ºC 2 years
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