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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, also known as 3,7-dimethyl-6-octenal, is an organic compound with the chemical formula C10H18O. It is one of the main components of citronella oil and has a strong lemon-like aroma, hence the name citronella, which is derived from the French word “citronnelle” which means lemony. Citronellal is a colorless to pale yellow liquid that occurs naturally in essential oils of many plants, such as lemongrass, Eucalyptus citriodora, and certain species of chrysanthemum.

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. Flavors and fragrances industry
Fragrance raw materials: Due to its strong lemon-like aroma, Citronellal is a commonly used spice ingredient in daily chemical products such as perfumes, soaps, shampoos, skin care products, air fresheners, etc. It can provide a fresh and natural aroma and increase the appeal of the product.
Flavor enhancer: In the food and beverage industry, Citronellal can be used as a food flavoring to add lemon or herbal flavor to chewing gum, candies, beverages, ice cream, etc., to enhance the sensory experience of the product.

2. Insect repellents and insecticides
Natural mosquito repellent ingredient: Citronellal is an effective active ingredient in many mosquito repellent products, such as mosquito repellent sprays, mosquito repellent bracelets, mosquito coils, etc. Because it is relatively safe for the human body and environmentally friendly, it has become the first choice for household mosquito repellent.
Agricultural applications: In the agricultural field, Citronellal has also been explored as a natural pesticide ingredient to control certain pests, reduce the use of chemical pesticides, and promote the development of ecological agriculture.

3. Medicine and health products
Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects: Studies have shown that Citronellal has certain antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and can be used as an auxiliary ingredient in skin care products, such as anti-acne creams, anti-inflammatory ointments, etc., to help relieve skin problems.
Mood Regulation: In aromatherapy, Citronellal is used to create essential oils whose aroma is believed to help relax the mind, reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance mood.

4. Synthetic Chemistry and Materials Science
Synthetic precursor: Citronellal can be used as a raw material for the synthesis of other high-value chemicals, such as converted into citronellol and geraniol through hydrogenation reaction. These compounds have important applications in the fragrance and cosmetics industry.
New material development: In the field of materials science, derivatives of Citronellal may be used to develop new polymer materials, such as polymers and plastics, especially in products that require specific aroma or biodegradability.

5. Environmental protection and biotechnology
Biological control: With the development of biotechnology, the biosynthetic pathway of Citronellal has been studied, aiming to produce it through microbial fermentation and other methods to reduce dependence on petroleum-based raw materials and promote the development of green chemistry.

Prominent Applications of Citronellal in Cosmetics

1. Fragrance provider
Citronellal has a strong lemon or herbal fragrance and is an indispensable fragrance ingredient in many cosmetics. It can provide fresh and natural aroma to products such as perfume, body lotion, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, etc., enhance the sensory experience of the product, and make consumers feel happy and relaxed during use.

2. Natural antiseptic and antibacterial
Citronellal has certain antibacterial and antifungal properties, which can help inhibit the growth of microorganisms in cosmetics, extend the shelf life of products, and reduce reliance on traditional chemical preservatives. This property makes Citronellal particularly popular among cosmetics pursuing natural, low-irritation formulas, especially sensitive skin care products.

3. Skin conditioning function
Research shows that Citronellal may have mild skin calming and anti-inflammatory effects, helping to relieve minor skin discomfort such as redness and itching. Therefore, it is used in soothing skin care products such as anti-acne gels, after-sun creams, and anti-sensitivity lotions to promote healthy skin.

4. Emotional and psychological effects
In aromatherapy, Citronellal’s scent is thought to help reduce tension and lift mood. This psychological effect makes it a preferred ingredient in relaxation and stress-reducing cosmetics, such as bath salts, aromatherapy oils and sleep sprays.

5. Insect repellent protection
Although it is not mainly used as a direct cosmetic, Citronellal’s mosquito repellent properties also allow it to find applications in some outdoor activities or special summer cosmetics, such as sunscreen, outdoor anti-mosquito spray, etc., to provide users with additional protection.

6. Sustainability and natural trends
As consumers’ demand for natural and organic cosmetics increases, Citronellal, as an ingredient derived from natural plants, is in line with the market’s pursuit of “green” and “pure” cosmetics. Its use helps brands create an environmentally friendly and sustainable image.


National Center for Biotechnology Information (2024). PubChem Compound Summary for CID 7794, Citronellal. Retrieved May 17, 2024 from https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Citronellal.

As a company specializing in the production and supply of Citronellal raw materials, we are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and preferential prices. We have rich experience and technology to ensure product quality and stable supply. No matter where you are, we can provide you with the Citronellal raw materials you need to support your production and research and development.

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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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* 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.

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*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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