Monoterpene hydrocarbons, typically referred to as 'terpenes', are generally removed by high vacuum fractional distillation of the essential oil (although a number of other processes exist). Terpenes often find a use as commercially competitive fragrance ingredients.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period Year round
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors fresh, lemon, juicy
Common Applications bergamot, citrus, lemon, lime, peach, orange, mandarin
Appearance Colourless to pale yellow liquid
Optical Rotation +65.0 to +79.0
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.4680 - 1.4750
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.843 - 0.855
Flash Point ℃ 46°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.