Terpeneless Lemon Oil

(USAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Limón exento de terpeno, aceite esencial de; Oleum Limonis Deterpenatum.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Br.

BP 2008

(Terpeneless Lemon Oil). A clear colourless or pale yellow liquid, visibly free from water, with the characteristic odour and taste of lemon, prepared by concentrating lemon oil under reduced pressure until most of the terpenes have been removed, or by solvent partition. It contains not less than 40% w/w of aldehydes calculated as citral. Soluble 1 in 1 of alcohol (80%). Store in well-filled containers at a temperature not exceeding 25°. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Terpeneless lemon oil is used as a flavour. It has the advantages of being stronger in taste and odour and more readily soluble than the natural oil and is used in the preparation of lemon spirit and lemon syrup. Photosensitivity is associated with citrus oils.

💊 Preparations

BP 2008: Compound Orange Spirit; Lemon Spirit; Lemon Syrup. Proprietary PreparationsMulti-ingredient: UK: Lemsip Cough & Cold Dry Cough; Meltus Honey & Lemon.
Published May 08, 2019.