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Citronellal is an organic compound naturally found in citronella oil, lemongrass, and other plants. It has a fresh, lemony aroma and is commonly used in perfumes to introduce a clean, uplifting scent. It can also act as a building block for other synthetic fragrances, adding complexity and depth.

Predominantly used to impart fresh, citrus notes to fragrances. It is appreciated for its ability to blend with floral and herbal notes, creating sophisticated, multi-dimensional scents. Its lemony character is also utilized in aromatherapy products for its uplifting effects.

IUPAC Name: 3,7-dimethyloct-6-enal
CAS Number: 106-23-0
Molecular Formula: C10H18O
Molecular Weight: 154.25 g/mol
Boiling Point: 206.00 to 207.00 °C (402.8 to 404.6 °F)
Melting Point: 147 °C (296.6 °F)
Class: Aldehyde
Use/s: Scent
1: CITRONELLAL 2: 3,7-Dimethyloct-6-enal 3: 3,7-Dimethyl-6-octenal 4: Rhodinal 5: 2,3-Dihydrocitral 6: Citronellel 7: (+/-)-Citronellal 8: beta-Citronellal
Chemist Says
Scent: Lemon, Citronella, Rose
Scent profile
Scent profiles are inherently subjective and can significantly differ among individuals, and may also be influenced by the conditions at the time of evaluation. The information provided here is a synthesis of data from diverse sources, including books, cross-references, artificial intelligence analyses, and chemical research sites, aiming to present a comprehensive overview. We've distilled this information to highlight the most frequently observed scent profiles for each molecule or compound, offering a generalized perspective.

1: Fresh, Lemony
2: Citrus, Lemon, Fresh
3: Fresh, Green-citrus Like, Citronella
4: Intense lemon-citronella-rose odor
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