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Citral, or 3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadienal or lemonal, is either a pair, or a mixture of terpenoids with the molecular formula C10H16O. The two compounds are double bond isomers. The E-isomer is known as geranial or citral A. The Z-isomer is known as neral or citral B.

Properties Feedback
Appearance & Physical State:Clear to pale yellow oily liquid
Density:0.889
Melting Point:< -10ºC
Boiling Point:229ºC
Flash Point:101ºC
Refractive Index:1.486-1.49
Water Solubility:PRACTICALLY INSOLUBLE
Stability:Stable. but readily isomerizes. Incompatible with alkalies, strong oxidizing agents, strong acids. Combustible. Air and light sensitive.
Vapor Pressure:0.2 mm Hg ( 200 °C)
Vapor Density:5 (vs air)

Safety Info Feedback
RTECS:RG5075000
Hazard Class:8
Safety Statements:S24/25-S37
HS Code:2932999099
Packing Group:III
WGK Germany:1
RIDADR:1760
Risk Statements:R38; R43
Hazard Codes:Xi

GC Analytical Method Total: 22 GC Analytical Method
Kovats' RI, non-polar column, temperature ramp [Detail]
Column type Active phase Temperature (C) Retention Index (I) Reference
Capillary OV-101 1237. Marin, Acree, et al., 1992
Kovats' RI, non-polar column, custom temperature program [Detail]
Column type Active phase Temperature (C) Retention Index (I) Reference
Packed SE-30 1272. Ramsey, Lee, et al., 1980
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MSDS


Synthesis Route Total: 71 Synthesis Route
 
106-25-2
~98%
5392-40-5
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4490-10-2
~96%
5392-40-5
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Precursor and Product