Citronellol (CAS 106-22-9)

Products & Informations

Citronellol, or dihydrogeraniol, is a natural acyclic monoterpenoid. Both enantiomers occur in nature. It is found in citronella oils, including Cymbopogon nardus (50%), is the more common isomer. (−)-Citronellol is found in the oils of rose (18–55%) and Pelargonium geraniums.

Citronellol can be prepared by hydrogenation of geraniol or nerol.

Citronellol has multiple applications in the industry.


  1. used in alcoholic fine fragrances
  2. widly used in many perfume composition that gives a clean, fresh, and natural rosy note to fragrance
  3. used as fabric softeners
  4. used as antiperspirant
  5. used in detergents


  • Soluble in ethanol and most non-volatile oils and propylene glycol, insoluble in glycerol, but insoluble in water

Toxicological Information

LD50 oral, rat 3450mg/kg
LD50 skin, rabbit 2650mg/kg



  • 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 H225/H301+311+331
P-Code P210/233/240/241/242/243/260/264/270/271/280
Response P301+P310+P330 P303+P361+P353 P304+P340+P311 P308+P311 P370+P378
Storage P403+P233 P403+P235 P405
Disposal P501

S-phrases: S26-S36-S24/25 | R-phrases: R36/37/38


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Apperaance Colorless or slightly yellow liquid
Odor like Rose smell
Specific Gravity, @20/4℃ 0.8520 to 0.860
Refractive Index, @20℃ 1.4520 to 1.4620
Specific Rotation, @20℃ 0 to +2
Purity, @GC, % 95 min
Acid Value, mgKOH/g 1.0 max