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Citronellal CAS 106-23-0

Molecular Formula: C10H18O

Formula Weight: 154.25

ZSpharmac: Citronellal Supplier

Product Name: Citronellal
CAS No: 106-23-0
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Citronellal
Other Names:7-Dimethyl-6-Octena
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Clear Light Yellow Liquid
EINECS No.:203-376-6
Storage:Store Below +30°C.
Provide:Citronellal MSDS;
Citronellal COA

What is Citronellal?

Citronellal is the mostly all of citronella oil. It generally exists in essential oils such as lemon eucalyptus oil along with citronella oil, along with the internet content gets to 75%-80% as well as 30%-40% respectively. This factor is insoluble in water as well as furthermore glycerin, soluble in ethanol as well as also oil, rather soluble in propylene glycol. With a solid, fresh, environment-friendly citrus-like, somewhat woody fragrance. Unpredictable when based on air, sunshine in addition to antacid. Citronellal can develop binary azeotropes with nitrobenzene, m-cresol, ethylene glycol, benzyl alcohol, acetophenone, as well as a lot more. It is partly decayed right into isopulegol at 350 ° C, in addition to conserved air-borne not just to acquire isopulegol, however also partially oxidized to (+)-citronellic acid as well as additionally type peroxide, which can be secured against by including hydroquinone. Oxidize with silver oxide in ammonia water to obtain citronellic acid, militarize hydrogenation with platinum black in 75% ethanol to get 2,6-dimethyloctanal, along with additionally militarize with nickel at area temperature degree to obtain (+)-citronellol or (+) -Dihydrocitronellol; Grignard reactions can in addition occur.

Citronellal Property

Melting point 

-16°C (estimate)

Boiling point 

207 °C(lit.)


D25 +11.50°


0.857 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

vapor pressure 

14 hPa (88 °C)

refractive index 

n20/D 1.451(lit.)


169 °F

storage temp. 

Store below +30°C.


Chloroform (Soluble), Methanol (Sparingly)



Specific Gravity

0.858 (20/4℃)


Clear light yellow


7 (H2O)

explosive limit


Water Solubility 

Slightly miscible with water and ethanol.



Citronellal Uses

  1. Citronellal is an edible seasoning that is allowed to be utilized according to GB 2760-96. Primarily used in the prep work of citrus and cherry flavors.
  2. Citronellal is mainly made use of as a basic material for the synthesis of citronellol, hydroxycitronellal, and menthol. It can be used in low-grade lemon type, cologne type, magnolia type, lily-of-the-valley type, honey kind, xiangwei type and various other flavors in a small amount, mostly due to the fact that it has the effect of highlighting the yard greenness.
  3. Citronellal is seldom used in high-end fragrances, however it is frequently used in affordable soap fragrances. Mostly used in the manufacture of vanillyl alcohol and hydroxycitronella vinegar. It is also used as a basic material for dihydrogenoline, and it is made use of to create synthetic menthol via isopulegol. Among them,
    hydroxycitronellal is among one of the most important seasonings.
  4. Citronellal is made use of as a fixative, working with representative as well as transforming representative, and is commonly used in cosmetic flavors; it is also a flavor enhancer for beverages as well as food. It can be drawn out from citronella oil, or prepared by acetylation as well as oxidation of isoeugenol.

Citronellal Efficacy Application

1. Antifungal
Citronellal can reduce the level of ergosterol and destroy the stability of its cell membrane by improving the hypersensitivity of fungi to membrane disruptors, especially for Candida albicans. Citronellal has a dual antibacterial mechanism, including Cell membrane disruption, mitochondrial and DNA oxidative damage;
2. Antioxidant
Citronellal can reduce the content of malondialdehyde (the product of the reaction between free radicals and lipids, which is an indicator of oxidation degree) in damaged tissues, increase superoxide dismutase (SOD, which has anti-oxidation effect), reduce gluten The content of glutathione (antioxidant) has good antioxidant effect;
3. Mosquito repellent
Some insects will consciously avoid the area containing citronellal. If exposed to the area of citronellal, the speed and time of insect movement will increase (to escape). Citronellal can directly inhibit the eating of fruit flies to achieve the insect repellent effect;
4. Anti-inflammatory
It can inhibit the expression of leukotrienes (the most common molecule that induces inflammation in upper and lower respiratory tract inflammation, especially rhinitis), reduce inflammatory response, reduce edema, anti-inflammatory and analgesic.

Production Method of Citronellal

The content of citronellal in lemon eucalyptus oil is 80-90%, and the content in Java vanilla oil is 30-40%. It can be produced from natural plants by isolation method in industry. The synthesis method is mainly citronellal obtained from pinene through the stages of producing pinane, 3,7-dimethyloctadiene-1,6- and citronellol; it can also be obtained from citronellol in the presence of a lead-chromium catalyst Prepared by catalytic dehydrogenation. In addition, using nickel formate or nickel loaded on alumina and adding sodium carbonate as a catalyst, hydrogenate lemon in isopropanol at a reaction temperature of 140 ° C and a pressure of 14.7 MPa to produce citronellal.

Ecological Information on Citronellal

The production as well as also utilize citronellal as a food taste energetic ingredient might create its release into the environment via various waste streams. Its use as soap fragrance and likewise bug spray creates its direct launch into the environment. Citronellal exists in various cells along with crucial oils of lots of plants. If introduced to air, the estimated vapor pressure at 25 ° C is 0.25 mmHg, showing that citronellal will certainly just exist in the setting as a vapor. Vapor-phase citronellal wears away free radicals in the environment by responding with photochemically produced hydroxyl teams; the half-life of this response in air is approximated to be 3 hrs. Citronellal consists of a chromophore that takes in at > 290 nm and also thus could be prone to photolysis by straight sunlight. If released into soil, citronellal is anticipated to be much less mobile based on an approximated Koc of 650. Based upon an approximated Henry’s regulations constant of 2.6X10-4 atm-cu m/mole, volatilization from moist dust area may be a crucial fate procedure. Also when the vapor pressure is low in the setting at basic temperature level and stress, there is an observable smell; consequently, citronellal might volatilize from completely dry dirt. Utilizing the changed Sturm evaluation, 83% biodegradation was achieved within 4 weeks, recommending that biodegradation is an essential environmental fate treatment in soil and water. If launched right into water, citronellal is expected to adsorb to put on hold solids based upon the estimated Koc in addition to in debris. Volatilization of the surface from water may be a vital destiny procedure, based upon the approximated Henry’s regulation constant for this compound. The approximated volatilization half-lives were 8 hrs and also 6 days for the layout river and design lake, particularly. An approximated BCF of 160 recommends a high bioconcentration capability in marine organisms. Hydrolysis is not anticipated to be an important eco-friendly destiny treatment given that the substance does not have functional teams that hydrolyze under ambient problems (pH 5 to 9). Work-related direct exposure to citronellal may develop from breathing and dermal direct exposure to citronellal in workplaces where citronellal is produced or made use of. Usage data show that the standard populace may be subjected to citronellal using intake of food, inhalation, as well as additionally facial contact with client items including citronellal.

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

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.


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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.



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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.

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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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