Citronellal (CAS 106-23-0)

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Citronellal is a colorless to yellow liquid with aromas of lemon, citronella and rose. It has 3 kinds of optical rotators, D -, l-, and dl-. D-Citronella is abundant in essential oils and is the main component of citronella oil and eucalyptus oil. In industry, it can be extracted from natural plants by single separation method. It is mainly obtained from pinene in the production of pinane, 3, 7-dimethyl-octadiene, 1,6- and citronellal or be prepared by catalytic dehydrogenation of citronellol in the presence of lead chromium catalyst.


1. used as flavoring to prepare citrus and cherry essences
2. used as raw material for the synthesis of citronelol, hydroxycitronelal, menthol, etc.
3. used as fixative agent, modifier and regulating agent in cosmetics
4. used as aroma enhancer for food and beverage


  • Packing in 200kg drum


Store in tight, light-resistant containers, avoid exposure to direct sunlight, moisture and excessive heat


Appearance: Colorless to slightly yellow transparent liquid
Odor: A pleasantly herbaceous, peppery, woody odor
Purity: 85% min