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The Limonene Biorefinery: From Extractive Technologies to Its Catalytic Upgrading into p-Cymene

Version 1 : Received: 15 February 2021 / Approved: 17 February 2021 / Online: 17 February 2021 (10:39:24 CET)

How to cite: Satira, A.; Espro, C.; Paone, E.; Calabrò, P.S.; Pagliaro, M.; Ciriminna, R.; Mauriello, F. The Limonene Biorefinery: From Extractive Technologies to Its Catalytic Upgrading into p-Cymene. Preprints 2021, 2021020377 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0377.v1). Satira, A.; Espro, C.; Paone, E.; Calabrò, P.S.; Pagliaro, M.; Ciriminna, R.; Mauriello, F. The Limonene Biorefinery: From Extractive Technologies to Its Catalytic Upgrading into p-Cymene. Preprints 2021, 2021020377 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0377.v1).

Abstract

A renewable cyclic monoterpene obtained from citrus peel, limonene is widely used as a fra-grance, nutraceutical ingredient, antibacterial, biopesticide, and green extraction solvent. Indus-trial demand largely exceeds supply. After reviewing recent advances in the recovery of limonene from citrus peel and residues with a particular attention to benign-by-design extractive processes, we focus on the latest results in its dehydrogenation to p-cymene via heterogeneous catalysis.

Subject Areas

limonene; green extraction; essential oil; citrus processing waste; p-cymene

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