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d-Limonene — An Old Perfume Ingredient Introduced as a “Natural” Solvent in Industry: Is There a Risk of Sensitization?

  • A.-T. Karlberg
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d-Limonene (Fig. 1) is a monocyclic terpene and the main constituent of oil from several fruits of the genus Citrus, and also occurs in caraway, dill and celery. Its enantiomeric form l-limonene is found, for example, in turpentine and peppermint oil.


Contact Dermatitis Butylate Hydroxy Toluene Penetration Enhancer Contact Allergy Abietic Acid 
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