Citral CAS 5392-40-5

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  • Appearance: Yellow liquid
  • Purity: 99. 0%min
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Basic Info of Citral

What is Citral?

Citral appears as (2Z) – as well as (2E) – isomers (citral an as well as b, respectively), similar to the matching alcohols, geraniol and nerol: geraniol (citral a), bp2.7 kPa 118– 119 ° C, d20 0.8888, n20 D 1.4898; Neral (citral b), bp2.7 kPa 120 ° C, d20 0.8869, n20 D 1.4869. All-natural citral is almost always a mix of 2 isomers. It is discovered in lemon grass oil (up to 85%), litsea cubeba oil (as much as 75%) as well as a percentage of other essential oils. Citral is a colorless to yellow-colored fluid with an odor evocative lemon.

Because citral has added double bonds α, β- Unsaturated aldehyde, for that reason, has high reactivity, and cyclization and also polymerization may happen. Geraniol, citronellol and 3,7-dimethyloctane-1-ol can be obtained from citral by steady hydrogenation. Citral can be exchanged different adducts; (Z) – as well as (E) – isomers can be divided by hydrosulfite addition compounds. The condensation of citral with energetic methylene is utilized to synthesize pseudoionone on a commercial range, which is the beginning material of ionone and vitamins.

Citral has a strong lemon taste as well as a particular bittersweet preference. Readily, the item is a mix of 2 geometric isomers—- α- Citral and β- Citral, because of the position of the dual bond, each isomer reveals cis and also trans isomers.

It is reported that it is located in apricot, sage, ginger, grape, grapefruit, lemon, lime, citrus, orange, raspberry, tamarind, orange, tea and also tomato.

Citral Uses

  1. GB 2760-96 states that the edible seasonings are enabled to be made use of. It is primarily used to prepare lemon, citrus and also diverse fruit tastes, as well as is additionally the major raw material for manufacturing ionone.
  2. Citral is functional as well as utilized in every element where a lemony aroma is preferred. It is a vital spice of lemon type, antiperspirant wood kind significance, unnaturally created lemon oil, bergamot oil and orange fallen leave oil. It is the raw material for the synthesis of ionones and also methyl ionones. It can likewise be utilized to conceal the halitosis in industrial manufacturing. It can also be made use of in edible flavors such as ginger, lemon, white lemon, pleasant orange, pomelo, apple, cherry, grape, strawberry as well as flavor. It can also be utilized in red wine flavors.
  3. Citral has a solid lemon (citrus) aroma as well as is utilized as an aromatic substance in perfumery. It is utilized to fortify lemon oil. (Nerol, an additional taste substance, has a much less extreme but sweeter lemony taste.) Aldehydes Citronellal and citral are believed to be the essential components responsible for the lemony flavor, with citral being preferred. It additionally has a pheromone result on mites and also bugs.
  4. Citral is made use of to manufacture vitamin A, lycopene, ionone and methyl ionone to mask the smell of smoke.

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Application of Citral

Citral is a liquid flavor representative, which is light yellow and also has the smell of citrus. It is discovered in lemon and also lemon grass oil. It is normally obtained by chemical technique from oil consisting of citral, however it can likewise be synthesized. It is soluble in non-volatile oil, mineral oil as well as propylene glycol. It is reasonably steady and also ought to be saved in glass, tin or material lined containers. It is made use of in lemon significance, candy, baked products and gelato, with a focus of 20– 40 ppm. It is also referred to as 2,6-dimethyl-octadian-2-6-al-8.

Citral is an anti-bacterial agent discovered in plants, which has antibacterial task versus some food virus. It is also a spice substance with special lemon flavor.

Citral is a naturally occurring aromatic substance, which is used to supply lemon taste. Citral is a component of lemon oil, lemon grass oil, lime oil, ginger oil, verbena oil and also other plant acquired C vital oils.

Citral is an artificial flavor allowed to be used in China, which can be made use of to prepare strawberry, apple, apricot, wonderful orange, lemon as well as other fruit essence. According to the needs of normal production, the amount of citral in chewing gum is 1.70 mg/kg; Bakeshop food 43mg/kg; Candy 41mg/kg; Cold drink 23 mg/kg; Sodas 9.2 mg/kg.

It is likewise widely used as tableware detergent and flavor agent of soap as well as toilet water. Citral can be utilized as basic material to manufacture ionone, methyl ionone and also dihydroDamascus. As an organic resources, citronellol, nerol and geraniol can likewise be decreased right into lemon significance. In the pharmaceutical industry, it can be made use of to generate vitamin An and also E, and also can be made use of as the raw material of chlorophyll.

Preparation of Citral

Citral is naturally present in fenugreek oil (about 80%), lemongrass oil (80%), clove basil oil (65%), tart lemon leaf oil (35%) and lemon oil, and can be industrially obtained from natural essential oils It is obtained from separation and can also be prepared by chemical synthesis.

Synthesized from methyl heptenone
Ethoxyacetylene magnesium bromide is condensed with methylheptenone to form 3,7-dimethyl-1-ethoxy-3-hydroxy-6-octene-1-yne, which is partially catalytically hydrogenated to obtain enol Ether, the latter is hydrolyzed and dehydrated with phosphoric acid to obtain citral, and the yield is 68% based on methyl heptenone. Dehydrolinalool can also be obtained by the condensation of acetylene and methyl heptenone, and then citral can be obtained by rearrangement at 140-150 ℃ and inert solvent under the catalysis of condensed silicon sulfone. Separation from Radix japonica oil (this is the main method of producing citral in my country)

Add 30kg of citral to 75% of citral to the mixed solution prepared by 18kg of sodium bicarbonate, 38kg of sodium sulfite and about 165kg of clear water under full stirring, and stir and react at room temperature for 5 to 6 hours. After standing overnight, the layers were separated, and the lower layer of citral was precipitated in the form of an adduct. The adduct was washed with a small amount of toluene to remove oil and spun dry. Then add 10% sodium hydroxide solution, decompose citral at room temperature, and extract with benzene. The extract was first distilled under normal pressure (80-82°C) to recover benzene, and then distilled under reduced pressure to collect fractions at 110-111°C (1.47kPa) to obtain about 15-16kg of pure 98% citral.


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