(^+)-Citronellal is an active component of citronella oil. It is used as a flavoring agent, insect repellent, fragrance in soaps and detergents, and in personal care products like creams, lotions, and perfumes. It acts as a chemical intermediate for citronellol and hydroxycitronellal. Further, it is used to prepare 1-dibutylamino-3,7-dimethyl-oct-6-en-2-one by reacting with dibutylamine. In addition to this, it is utilized to inhibit the development of mechanical nociception induced by carrageenan (CG) and tumor necrosis factor-alfa.
Slightly miscible with water and ethanol.
Store in a cool place. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Air and light sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids and strong bases.
|206° to 208°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : RH2140000
TSCA : TSCA