Definition of Citronellal

1. Noun. (organic compound) The monoterpenoid aldehyde ''3,7-dimethyloct-6-en-1-al'' responsible for the aroma of citronella oil ¹

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Definition of Citronellal

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Medical Definition of Citronellal

1. Principal volatile ingredient of lemon grass and citronella oil. Used in soap perfumes and as an insect repellent. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Citronellal

citrinations
citrine
citrines
citrinin
citrinins
citrins
citrobacter
citrobacter freundii
citrogenase
citrometer
citrometers
citron
citron tree
citronella
citronella oil
citronellal (current term)
citronellals
citronellas
citronellic
citronellic acid
citronellol
citronellols
citronellyl
citrons
citronwood
citrophilous mealybug
citrophilus mealybug
citrostadienol
citrous
citrous fruit

Literary usage of Citronellal

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"The occurrence of citronellal in oil of lemon has been reported by various observers. Doebner,1 applying his general aldehyde reaction with pyro- racemic ..."

2. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1911)
"citronellal occurs in large proportion (30 to 50%) in oil of citronella, ... citronellal is a'colourless oily liquid, of agreeable citronella-like odour. ..."

3. The Volatile Oils by Eduard Gildemeister, Friedrich Hoffmann (1900)
"citronellal. The second aliphatic aldehyde with ten carbon atoms found in volatile ... citronellal ia distinguished from citral by being optically active, ..."

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