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Limonene: a versatile chemical of the bioeconomy

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Abstract

(+)-Limonene is a renewable chemical with numerous and growing applications. Its traditional uses such as flavor, fragrance and green solvent are rapidly expanding to include its utilization as a platform chemical, extraction solvent for natural products and an active agent for functionalized products. We anticipate that the expansion in uses for limonene will translate into increasing production and use of this relevant natural product, especially for advanced applications.

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Submitted
06 Aug 2014
Accepted
14 Oct 2014
First published
14 Oct 2014

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 15288-15296
Article type
Feature Article
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Limonene: a versatile chemical of the bioeconomy

R. Ciriminna, M. Lomeli-Rodriguez, P. Demma Carà, J. A. Lopez-Sanchez and M. Pagliaro, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 15288
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06147K

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