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Litsea Cubeba Oil CAS 68855-99-2

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ZSpharmac: Litsea Cubeba Oil Supplement

Product Name: Litsea Cubeba Oil
CAS No: 68855-99-2
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Litsea Cubeba Oil
Other Names:Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Light Yellow to Light Brown Liquid
Provide:Litsea Cubeba Oil MSDS;
Litsea Cubeba Oil COA

What is Litsea Cubeba Oil?

Litsea Cubeba Oil is a natural plant essential oil obtained by steam distillation of the fruit, skin, and leaves of A. It has a strong lemon fragrance, and its main component is citral, and its content is generally 60% to 80%. Litsea Cubeba Oil has strong bactericidal and anti-insect activities. It has a good inhibitory or killing effect on more than ten pathogenic bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Escherichia coli, Candida, Trichophyton, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus, etc. , is one of the plant natural products with the broadest known antibacterial spectrum and powerful medicinal effect.

Litsea Cubeba Oil degrades the carcinogen aflatoxin. It has been successfully tested by the Hunan Institute of Grain and Oil, Hunan Medical College and other units, and the aflatoxin in rice can be directly eliminated by the Radix japonica oil. Every 100kg of rice with a toxic content more than 25 times the national regulations only needs 0.5ml of Litsea Cubeba Oil gas-tight fumigation, and the toxic content can be reduced to below the national standard; Good insecticidal activity. However, Litsea Cubeba Oil is an extremely safe natural product for the human body, and it is a food additive that can be used in my country’s “Hygienic Standards for the Use of Food Additives”. Therefore, it has an attractive prospect to be used as a natural anti-mildew and insect-proof agent in grain and food storage and transportation.

Litsea Cubeba Oil Properties:

Boiling point 232 °C(lit.)
density 0.883 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
refractive index n20/D 1.4835(lit.)


Litsea Cubeba Oil Uses

  1. Litsea Cubeba Oil can be used not only as a spice, but in every aspect of life. According to the research, the oil can be used to prevent and control grain storage pests, food pests, sanitary pests, sterilization and mildew prevention and control of crop diseases.
  2. Litsea Cubeba Oil is used as a raw material for fragrances and synthetic fragrances.
  3. Litsea Cubeba Oil is mainly used for the separation and extraction of mustard citral, and is used for the preparation of edible and cosmetic flavors, as well as for the direct preparation of daily chemical product flavors. It can also further synthesize ionones and vitamins.
  4. Litsea Cubeba Oil is mainly used as a food spice. It is the main raw material of isolated citral.

Extraction Method of Litsea Cubeba Oil

A method for extracting Litsea Cubeba Oil Uses, the specific technological operation steps are:

(1) Clean the fruit: Wash the fresh fruit of Radix chinensis in the sink to remove impurities;

(2) Boiling water: add purified water in the still pot, feed the steam with a pressure of 0.25Mpa, boil the water in the still pot, and discharge the air in the still pot;

(3) Feeding: Add the washed fresh fruit of Radix japonica to the water in the distillation pot, and close the feeding valve;

(4) Distillation: Turn on the cooling water of the condenser, increase the steam flow, and control the steam pressure to 0.25Mpa. After the boiling gas is evaporated, cool the evaporated gas into liquid, and control the steam volume and constant pressure for water distillation. The distillation time is 1.2h;

(5) Oil-water separation: The condensed liquid is sent to two series-connected oil-water separators, and the oil-water separation is carried out by static precipitation to obtain Litsea Cubeba Oil, and the distilled water from the  Litsea Cubeba Oil is recovered for the next batch of water to be distilled for use;

(6) Separation of liquid and slag: After the distillation in water is completed, the liquid slag in the distillation pot is discharged, separated by shaking and sieving through a vibrating screen, and the seed core is washed with distilled recycled water to separate the seed core and slurry, and the slurry is separated by standing. The fruit puree and water are produced, and the water is used for the next batch of water distillation;

(7) Drying: place the seed cores in a drying room to dry with hot air, and pack them to obtain dry seed cores of Radix chinensis;

(8) Composting: The fruit puree is added to the bacteria according to the usual method, and the fermentation is carried out to produce bio-organic fertilizer.

The vibrating screen is a self-made vibrating screen, and the screen mesh is divided into three layers. The mesh size of the first layer is 6 meshes, the mesh size of the second layer is 10 meshes, and the mesh size of the third layer is 200 meshes. The oil yield of this method is 5.6%

Application of Litsea Cubeba Oil

1. Extraction of citral
Citral as the main flavoring agent and flavoring agent is in great demand in daily and edible flavors, and is also widely used as a raw material for synthesizing ionone, cycloheximide, damascenone series flavors, and vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin K. . CN201110097269.2 provides a process and device for extracting citral from Litsea Cubeba Oil with high citral product purity, stable quality and convenient operation, aiming at the problems existing in purifying citral with Litsea Cubeba Oil at present.

The process of extracting citral from Litsea Cubeba Oil of the present invention comprises the following steps:

(1) First-stage molecular distillation: Litsea Cubeba Oil is sent to the upper part of the first-stage molecular still for distillation, and after separation by the first-stage molecular still, the distillate part is the component with a lower boiling point than citral ( Such as limonene monoterpenes, methyl heptenone, linalool, citronellal, etc.), the distillation residue is citral and components with a higher boiling point than citral; The components in the seed oil with a lower boiling point than citral are separated from citral and components with a higher boiling point than citral;

(2) Secondary molecular distillation: the distillate residue obtained in step (1) is sent to the upper part of the secondary molecular still for distillation, and separated by the secondary molecular still, the distillate part is citral, and the distillation residue is citral. For the components with high boiling point of aldehyde (such as safrole, geranyl acetate, caryophyllene, etc.), the collected distillate is the citral product.

In the above production process, C. japonica oil is continuously fed into the upper feed port of the first-stage molecular distiller, and citral product is continuously released from the lower discharge port of the second-stage molecular still to form continuous production. It should be noted that the feed flow, temperature and pressure of the first-stage molecular still and the second-stage molecular still should be controlled according to the citral discharge concentration at the lower part of the second-stage molecular still, until the purity of the obtained citral product reaches Require.

2. Application of Litsea Cubeba Oil in sunscreen products
CN201310706714.X provides a sunscreen composition, which includes Radix Radix Ceraticae oil and curcumin, wherein the mass ratio of Radix Radix chinensis oil and curcumin is 1:8-12. The mass ratio of Radix japonica oil and curcumin is preferably 1:9-10. The curcumin can be directly purchased from the market. The sunscreen effect exhibited by the combination of Radix japonica oil and curcumin is not a simple superposition effect, but produces an unexpected technical effect.

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: Additive , Chemical Auxiliary & Catalyst , Organic Chemicals
  • Products/Service: Organic Intermediate,Inorganic Chemistry, APIs, Dyestuffs And Pigments, Fragrance And Spices, Food 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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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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