RE: [CR]Citrus degreaser


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From: "Mark Bulgier" <mark@bulgier.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR]Citrus degreaser
Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 13:05:17 -0700


Just one more interesting tidbit about limonene: (Quoted from the website http://physics.weber.edu/carroll/Wonder/limonene.htm)

The limonene molecule (C10H16) exists in two forms that are mirror images of each other:

l-limonene - smells piney, turpentine smell; and d-limonene - pleasing orange scent

The scents are the mind's interpretation of molecules.

Interesting (to me anyway) that the "handedness" (right-handed or left-handed) of a mirror-image molecule would affect the smell.

Classic content: I scrubbed pretty hard with d-limonene on a cotton rag to clean my early-60s Bianchi Specialissima, without hurting the paint or decals that I could see - though they were so far gone I might not have noticed - be careful on a new or nice paintjob. I think it's OK on paint though.

Mark Bulgier
Seattle, Wa
USA