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Citronellal is a clear liquid that is largely insoluble in water. Citronellal, a monoterpene aldehyde with the molecular formula C10H18O, is a natural component of certain essential oils (especially oils with lemon fragrance). Citronellal is used as a fragrance in deodorants and as a fragrance additive in detergents. It also serves as a repellent.
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