Citronellyl Acetate

Citronellyl acetate is a monoterpenoid. It is the acetate ester of citronellol and naturally found in citriodora oil and Citronella oil.

Citronellyl acetate is industirally prepared by the esterification of Citronellol with Acetic Anhydride.

It is extensively used in perfumery and fragrance.

Substance Identification

Synonyms Citronellyl ethanoate | Citronellol acetate | Acetic acid | Citronellyl ester
CAS 67601-05-2, 150-84-5, 67650-82-2
EINECS 266-767-0
FEMA 2311
Molecular Formula C12H22O2
Moleclar Weight 198.306

Application & Uses

  • extensively used in perfumery, giving a fresh-rosy, fruity odor to many floral compositions from geranium to muguet
  • small amount used in the formulation of apple, lemon, almond and banana flavor
  • used as the ingredient in pesticide
  • used as mosquito repellent
  • used as fragrance in soaps

Features & Benefits

  • Soluble in: alcohol, fixed oils, paraffin oil water, 5.686 mg/L @ 25 °C (est);
  • Insoluble in: propylene glycol, glycerin
  • Rose-like character with green, leafy, pear undertones

Sales Specification

Appearance Colorless clear liquid with rose-like character
Acid Value, KOH/g 1.00 max
Purity, % 98 min


  • Galvanized Drum, 180kg net each

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H315/411
P-Code P264/280/273
Response P302+P352 P321 P332+P313 P362+P364 P391
Storage no data available
Disposal P501
S-phrases: S24/25


  • 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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