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Distilled Lime Oil

Citrus aurantifolia

Distilled lime oil is colourless to slightly yellow / green in colour and has a complex olfactory profile with citrusy, floral, balsamic and woody nuances which, as an important component of cola flavours, contribute to their aroma profile. For our customers we create extracts, fragrances and ingredients, which are mainly used in different areas of the flavor and fragrance industry. Distilled lime oil is obtained from the crushed fruits by steam distillation. Mexico is by far the most important country for the production of oil, with a market share of over 50 %. Peru is another important production country. The oil yield is around 4 kilograms of oil per 1000 kilograms of processed fruit. Every year between 500,000 and 1,000,000 kilograms of distilled lime oil are produced worldwide.

Product Details
Botanical name: Citrus aurantifolia
Plant/part used: Fruit/peel
Production method of raw material: Distillation
Processing technology: no processing
TSCA CAS: 8008-26-2
EINECS CAS: 90063-52-8
EINECS: 290-010-3
Appearance: Fluid, yellowish
Chemical identification: Lime (Citrus aurantifolia), extract (lime oil)
Density 20 °C (g/ml): 0.8550 - 0.8640
Refractive index at 20 °C: 1.4720 - 1.4820
Optical rotation at 20 °C, 10 cm (°): 28 - 47
Chemical constituents: Limonene, gamma-Terpinene, Terpinolene, alpha-Terpineol, 1,8-Cineole, 1,4-Cineole
REACH: Registered