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Hydroxycitronellal is found in some essential oils, but is also produced synthetically by hydrating citronellal. It has a sweet, floral fragrance reminiscent of lilac, lily, linden or lily of the valley.
Furthermore, the substance is also used in food as a flavour enhancer. Hydroxycitronellal has a low sensitization potential.
In the usual epicutaneous test series Hydroxycitronellal is contained in a 1% application form (Vaseline).
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Svedman C et al (2003) Deodorants: an experimental provocation study with hydroxycitronellal. Contact dermatitis 48:217-223