1. The metabolism of limonene-1,2-epoxide was studied following intraperitoneal injection in rats and in rat liver homogenates. 2. Limonene-1,2-glycol was the only neutral metabolite detected. Major limonene metabolites, mentha-2,8-dien-1-α and -ol and mentha-1,8-dien-6-α and -ol were not observed. 3. Limonene-1,2-epoxide is not a major intermediate in limonene metabolism in the rat.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis