Ligustral is an isomer mixture. It appears colorless to pale yellow liquid with a strong green odor. Ligustral is prepared by using 4-Hydroxy-4-methyl-2-pentanone as raw material, and then through the hydrogenation reaction and dehydration reaction to getting methyl pentadiene, and finally through the addition reaction with acrolein to obtain Ligustral. It is applied in the fragrance formulation, especially in soaps, synthetic detergent and cosmetic essence.

Substance Identification

Synonyms Triplal | Cyclal C | Vertocitral | 2,4-dimethylcyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde
CAS 68039-49-6
EINECS 268-264-1
Molecular Formula C9H14O
Moleclar Weight 138.21

Application & Uses

  • it is an important organic fine chemical and intermediates
  • applied as fragrance ingredients for the formula of soaps, household cleaners and personal cares (Recommended Use Level 2% max)
  • used as a flavoring agent
  • used as innovative flavor by combining with two hydrogen myrcenol, bergamot aldehyde and Kakaya

Features & Benefits

  • it gives a fresh, green character to floral fragrances and an interesting citrus peel effect, especially in lime directions

Sales Specification

Appearance Colorless to yellowish transparent liquid
Odor Fresh, green character to floral fragrances
Content(total isomer) 99% min.
Specific Gravity 0.928~0.941
Refractive Index 1.4680~1.4745
LD50 oral, rat >3.9g/kg
LD50 dermal, rabbit >5g/kg



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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H315/317/411
P-Code P264/280/261/272/273
Response P302+P352 P321 P332+P313 P362+P364 P333+P313 P391
Storage No data available
Disposal P501


  • keep separated from incompatible substances
  • store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards
  • store in a cool, dry place
  • store in a tightly closed container


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