TECHNICAL DATA

CITRAL

CAS 5392-40-5 EINECS 226-394-6 FEMA 2303
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Description
TECHNICAL DATA
SPECIFICATIONS
STORAGE
Duo composed by Neral and Geranial, Citral is essential to decide the quality of Lemon essential oil, being the main component in Litsea cubeba and Lemongras.
Formula 
C10 h16 o 
Molecular weight 
152 
Cas 
5392-40-5  
Einecs 
226-394-6 
Fema 
2303 
Tariff number 
2912190090 
Appearance at 20°c 
Clear mobile liquid 
Color 
Colorless to pale yellow 
Odor 
Lemon-like 
Optical rotation (°) 
0 / 0 
Density at 20°c (g/ml)) 
0,878 - 0,893 
Refractive index nd20 
1,4860 - 1,4900 
Flashpoint (°c) 
98 
Solubility 
Slightly soluble in water (0.42 g/l at 25ºc) 
Assay (% gc) 
Neral > 45%; geranial > 45%; sum > 96% 
Acid value (mg koh/g) 
< 1 
It does not contain additives. Purge headspace with nitrogen.. Keep in tightly closed container in a cool and dry place, protected from light. When stored for more than 24 months, quality should be checked before use.
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Appearance at 20°c 
Clear mobile liquid 
Color 
Colorless to pale yellow 
Odor 
Lemon-like 
Optical rotation (°) 
0 / 0 
Density at 20°c (g/ml)) 
0,878 - 0,893 
Refractive index nd20 
1,4860 - 1,4900 
Flashpoint (°c) 
98 
Solubility 
Slightly soluble in water (0.42 g/l at 25ºc) 
Assay (% gc) 
Neral > 45%; geranial > 45%; sum > 96% 
Acid value (mg koh/g) 
< 1