TECHNICAL DATA

CITRAL, NATURAL

Litsea cubeba
China
CAS 5392-40-5 EINECS 226-394-6 FEMA 2303
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Description
TECHNICAL DATA
SPECIFICATIONS
STORAGE
Crop season:
July and August
Part of the plant used:
Fruits
Method of extraction:
Steam distillation
Citral is one of the main components of many essential oils, like citronella. It is very useful for its fresh and citrus notes. The natural Citral is mainly isolated from Citronella essential oil. The Use is very common for flavors and fragrances. On flavors could be used to imitate lemon, grapefruit, orange and citrus notes. On fragrances is used in citrus accords.
Original plant 
Litsea cubeba 
Part of the plant used 
Fruits 
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 
Fresh, lemon peel 
Taste 
Lemon like 
Optical rotation (°) 
0 / 0 
Density at 20°c (g/ml)) 
0,885 - 0,894 
Refractive index nd20 
1,4850 - 1,4930 
Flashpoint (°c) 
92 
Solubility 
Sparingly soluble in water: 0,42 g/l (25ºc) 
Assay (% gc) 
> 95 
Purge headspace with nitrogen.. Keep in tightly closed container in a cool and dry place, protected from light. When stored for more than 12 months, quality should be checked before use.
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Appearance at 20°c 
Clear mobile liquid 
Color 
Colorless to pale yellow 
Odor 
Fresh, lemon peel 
Taste 
Lemon like 
Optical rotation (°) 
0 / 0 
Density at 20°c (g/ml)) 
0,885 - 0,894 
Refractive index nd20 
1,4850 - 1,4930 
Flashpoint (°c) 
92 
Solubility 
Sparingly soluble in water: 0,42 g/l (25ºc) 
Assay (% gc) 
> 95 

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