Product Name

Citral Cas 5392-40-5

Basic Information

CAS No:5392-40-5
Molecular Formula:C10H16O
Molecular Weight:170.249
Remarks:Factory direct sales

Citral Properties




Yellow liquid



Melting point/℃-10
density(Kg/m³)900(rough estimate)
refractive index1.457
Flash point/℃76.7
storage temproom temperature

Citral USES

1. GB 2760-96 specifies the flavorants that are permitted for use. It is mainly used to prepare lemon, citrus and assorted fruit flavors, and is also the main raw material for the synthesis of ionone.

2. Used as a flavoring agent to prepare lemon flavor and as a raw material for the synthesis of ionone and vitamin A.

3. It is used in a wide range of applications for all aspects of lemon aroma. It is an important spice for lemon type, deodorant wood type essence, artificially formulated lemon oil, bergamot oil and orange leaf oil. It is a raw material for synthesizing ionones and methyl ionones. Can also be used to cover the bad atmosphere in industrial production. It can also be used in food flavors such as ginger, lemon, lime, sweet orange, round pomelo, apple, cherry, grape, strawberry and spice. Wine flavors can also be used.

4. Citral is a kind of edible flavor that is allowed to be used in China. It can be used to prepare fruit flavors such as strawberries, apples, apricots, oranges and lemons. The dosage is according to the normal production needs, generally 1.70mg/kg in the gum sugar; 43mg/kg in the baked food; 41mg/kg in the candy; 23mg/kg in the cold drink; 9.2mg/kg in the soft drink.

5. It is used in the preparation of artificial lemon oil, citrus oil, and other citrus flavors, fruit flavors, cherries, coffee, plums and other foods. It is also widely used as a flavoring agent for tableware detergents, soaps, and toilet water. Citral is a raw material for synthesizing ionone, methyl ionone, dihydrodamasone, etc.; as an organic raw material, it can be reduced to citronellol, nerol and geraniol; and can also be converted into citronitrile. It is used in the pharmaceutical industry to manufacture vitamins A and E, and is also a raw material for chlorophyll.

Synthetic vitamin A. spices.

Citral Packaging

Packing: 25Kg,100Kg,200Kg,1000Kg/Drum

Citral storage

  1. Store barreled products in a cool, ventilated warehouse; keep away from

fire and heat sources. The warehousing temperature does not exceed 30 ℃, and the relative

humidity does not exceed 80%. Keep the container sealed; products should be stored separately

from oxidants, reducing agents, etc., and should not be mixed; be equipped with fire-fighting

equipment of appropriate variety and quantity; the storage area should be equipped with

equipment for emergency treatment of leakage and suitable containment materials;

  1. Store in a special storage tank; keep away from fire and heat sources; there is fire-fighting foam

for a fire emergency, and the tank area is equipped with equipment for the emergency treatment of


  1. Shelf life: The shelf life of this product is 6 months.

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