Metabolism of (+)-Limonene in Rats

John W. Regan, Leonard F. Bjeldanes

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(+)-Limonene was administered intragastrically to rats and ten terpenoid metabolites were isolated from the urines. Of these metabolites, seven were identified by chromatographic and spectral analysis as p-mentha-2,8-dien-1-α-ol, p-mentha-2,8-dien-1-β-ol, p-mentha-1,8-dien-6-α-ol, p-mentha-1,8-dien-6-β-ol, p-mentha-2-ene-8,9-diol, p-mentha-1,8-dien-7-ol, and 4-isopropenyl-1-cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-380
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of agricultural and food chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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