Citronellal (inci)

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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3,7-Dimethyl-6-octen-1-al; CAS number: 106-23-0; Rhodional

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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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Last updated on: 29.10.2020