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.

Substance Identification

Synonyms 6-Octen-1-ol | 3,7-dimethyl | Dihydrogeraniol
CAS 106-22-9
EINECS 203-375-0
FEMA 2309
HS.CODE 291600
Molecular Formula C10H20O
Moleclar Weight 156.27

Application & Uses

  • used in alcoholic fine fragrances
  • widly used in many perfume composition that gives a clean, fresh, and natural rosy note to fragrance
  • used as fabric softeners
  • used as antiperspirant
  • used in detergents

Features & Benefits

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

Sales Specification

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


  • Iron Drum, 180kg net each

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H303+H313/315/317/319/401
P-Code P261/264/272/273/280
Response P302+P352 P305+P351+P338 P312 P333+P313 P337+P313
Storage No data available
Disposal P501
S-phrases: S26-S36-S24/25 | R-phrases: R36/37/38


  • 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


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