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GreenScreen® Assessment(s) of 138-86-3, Limonene

Limonene  compound

CAS#: 138-86-3
Chemical Name: Limonene

Chemical Synonyms: Cyclohexene, 1-methyl-4-(1-methylethenyl)

Primary Applications: Oil & Gas Production

1. d-Limonene is FDA approved as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) when used as a synthetic flavoring substance and/or adjuvant in food. It is also commonly used as a fragrance in personal care products. In pesticide formulations, it is considered an inert ingredient when used as a solvent or fragrance.
2. d-Limonene has solvent properties and is common in numerous consumer and industrial cleaning products.
3. Experimental uses of d-limonene have been reported for dissolving gallstones.

Assessment(s) Available

Assessment of 138-86-3 D-Limonene CAS 138-86-3 by NSF International


Assessment by NSF International Assessment Date: 02-09-17
Expiration Date: 02-09-20
Assessor: NSF International
Assessor Type*: GreenScreen Profiler
Assessment Type*: Certified