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Citral CAS 5392-40-5

Molecular Formula: C10H16O

Formula Weight: 152.23

ZSpharmac: Citral Raw Material Supplier

Product Name: Citral
CAS No: 5392-40-5
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Citral
Other Names:Geranaldehyde
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Colorless to Light Yellow Liquid
EINECS No.:226-394-6
Provide:Citral MSDS;
Citral COA

What is Citral?

Citral (also called geranal) is a light yellow oily volatile liquid with a lemon aroma. It is insoluble in water and soluble in organic solvents such as ethanol, ether, propylene glycol, glycerin, and mineral oil. Family member thickness 0.891 (25/25 ° C), boiling point 228-229 ° C. Exist in citrus oil, lemon oil, lemongrass oil, litsea cubeba oil, white lemon oil, verbena oil and other plant crucial oils.

Citral has reasonably energetic chemical properties and is prone to oxidation-reduction reactions to create geranic acid or geraniol/nerolidol. It can be cyclized under the action of sulfuric acid to generate p-isopropyltoluene. It is unpredictable in alkali and can come to be resinous under the action of strong antacids.

Citral Property

Melting point 


Boiling point 

229 °C (lit.)


0.888 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

vapor density 

5 (vs air)

vapor pressure 

0.2 mm Hg ( 200 °C)

refractive index 

n20/D 1.488(lit.)


215 °F

storage temp. 







colorless to light yellow


at 100.00 %. sweet lemon citral

Odor Type


explosive limit


Water Solubility 



Citral Uses

1. GB 2760-96 specifies the edible flavors permitted to be utilized.

2. Made use of as a taste agent to prepare lemon significance, and likewise as a resources for manufacturing ionone and vitamin A.

3. Widely made use of in different elements needing lemon scent. It is a vital taste for lemon-type, deodorant wood-type fragrance, unnaturally prepared lemon oil, bergamot oil and orange fallen leave oil. It is a resources for the synthesis of ionones and methylionones. It can furthermore be utilized to cover unfavorable aromas in industrial production. It can additionally be used for edible tastes such as ginger, lemon, white lemon, wonderful orange, pomelo, apple, cherry, grape, strawberry and seasoning. A glass of wine significance can furthermore be made use of.

4. Utilized in the prep work of synthetic lemon oil, citrus oil, and different other citrus flavorings, fruit tastes, cherries, coffee, plums and numerous other food tastes. It is similarly commonly utilized as a flavoring representative for tableware cleaning agents, soaps, and toilet water.

5. Citral is a sources for the synthesis of ionone, methylionone, damascenone and various other basic materials; as a natural sources, it can be lowered to citronellol, nerolidol and geraniol; it can likewise be exchanged lemon nitrile. It is made use of in the pharmaceutical market to generate vitamins A and E, and so on, and is furthermore a resources for phytol.

Citral Production Methods

① Naturally discovered in lemongrass oil, lemon oil, white lemon oil, citrus oil, litsea cubeba oil, and verbena oil. The content of natural vital oils of lemongrass oil and litsea cubeba oil is 70-80%, which can be obtained by temperature level purification from the vital oils. If you need to prepare high-grade items, you can utilize the salt bisulfite approach for filtration and distillation under lowered stress. The commercial approach for manufacturing citral is based upon the synthesis of methyl heptenone and 3,7-dimethyloctene-6-yne-1-ol-3 (dehydrogenation) from methyl heptenone and acetylene. linalool). It is after that directly reorganized from dehydrolinalool in an inert solvent at 140-150 ° C in the visibility of a polymerized silica sulfone stimulant. Furthermore, citral can be created from commercial geraniol (and nerolidol) using copper stimulant reduced stress gas stage dehydrogenation.

② Utilizing methyl heptenone as raw material to synthesize ethoxyacetylene magnesium bromide and condensation with methyl heptenone to generate 3,7-dimethyl-1-ethoxy-3-hydroxy-6-octene-1- Alkynes can be partly catalytically hydrogenated to obtain enol ether, which is hydrolyzed and dried out with phosphoric acid to obtain citral. The return is 68% based on methyl heptenone. It can also be dehydrogenated by condensation of acetylene and methyl heptenone. Linalool is then repositioned under the catalysis of compressed silica sulfone in an inert solvent at 140 ~ 150 ° C to acquire citral.

③ Separate from Litsea cubeba oil (this is the primary approach of generating citral in my country). Add 30kg of Litsea cubeba oil consisting of regarding 75% of citral, and add 18kg of sodium bicarbonate, 38kg of sodium sulfite and regarding 165kg of it under complete mixing. In the mixture prepared with tidy water, stir the response at room temperature level for 5 to 6 hours. Leave it over night for layering, and the reduced layer of citral will certainly speed up in the form of an adduct. The adduct was cleaned with a small amount of toluene to eliminate oil and spun completely dry. After that include 10% sodium hydroxide solution, decay citral at room temperature level, and essence with benzene. The remove is first distilled under typical stress (80 ~ 82 ° C )to recuperate benzene, and afterwards distilled under decreased stress to accumulate the fraction at 110 ~ 111 ° C (1.47 kPa) to get regarding 15 ~ 16kg of 98% pure citral.

④ Obtained from lemongrass oil or Litsea cubeba oil separated by fractionation approach or bisulfite method. It is obtained by the oxidation of geraniol, nerolidol or linalool under the catalysis of chromic acid.

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About Products:
If you need the cosmetic raw material Citral, please contact our service staff directly, we will provide you with high-quality products at the best price.
Our company, as an experienced Citral manufacturer and supplier, ZSpharmac will provide Citral raw materials to customers around the world for a long time.
Over the years, the company has adhered to the spirit of “integrity management, strict quality control, and customer first” and has won unanimous praise from customers at home and abroad.

Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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