Citronellal (CAS 106-23-0)

Products & Informations

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

Toxicological Information

LD50 oral, rat 2420mg/kg
LD50 skin, rabbit 2500mg/kg min



  • flammable materials should be stored in a separate safety storage cabinet or room
  • ground all equipment containing material
  • keep away from heat
  • keep away from sources of ignition
  • keep container tightly closed
  • keep in a cool, well-ventilated place
GHS Hazard Statements
H-Code H227/315/317/319/401
P-Code P210/261/264/272/273/280
Response P302+P352 P305+P351+P338 P333+P313 P337+P313 P370+P378
Storage P403+P235
Disposal P501

S-phrases: S36/37-S61-S37/39-S26-S36 | R-phrases: R36/37/38


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