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Limonene: a versatile chemical of the bioeconomy

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(+)-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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The article was received on 06 Aug 2014, accepted on 14 Oct 2014 and first published on 14 Oct 2014

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06147K
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Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 15288-15296

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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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