303429

Sigma-Aldrich

Citronellic acid

98%

Synonym(s):
3,7-Dimethyl-6-octenoic acid
Linear Formula:
(CH3)2C=CHCH2CH2CH(CH3)CH2CO2H
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
170.25
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22
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Quality Level

assay

98%

refractive index

n20/D 1.454 (lit.)

bp

121-122 °C/1 mmHg (lit.)

density

0.923 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

CC(CC\C=C(\C)C)CC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C10H18O2/c1-8(2)5-4-6-9(3)7-10(11)12/h5,9H,4,6-7H2,1-3H3,(H,11,12)

InChI key

GJWSUKYXUMVMGX-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Citronellic acid, β-methyl branched acid, is a terepenoid. It is a major component isolated from the leaf oils of Pelargonium species.

Application

(R)-(+)-Citronellic acid was used in synthesis of stereoisomers of 3,11- dimethylnonacosan-2-one and 29-hydroxy-3,11-dimethylnonacosan-2-one.3

Packaging

25, 100 mL in glass bottle

Pictograms

Skull and crossbones

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

UN 2810 6.1 / PGIII

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

235.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

113 °C - closed cup

Citronellic acid: A major component in two Pelargonium species (Geraniaceae).
Lis-Balchin M and Roth G.
J. Essent. Oil Res., 11(1), 83-85 (1999)
M L Hector et al.
World journal of microbiology & biotechnology, 9(5), 562-565 (1993-09-01)
Eighteen non-sibling mutants of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO were isolated that were deficient in the utilization of the β-methyl branched acid citronellic acid but not in the utilization of the unbranched n-octanoic acid (Cau mutants). These mutants are also deficient in...
Stereocontrolled synthesis of all of the possible stereoisomers of 3, 11-dimethylnonacosan-2-one and 29-hydroxy-3, 11-dimethylnonacosan-2-one: The female sex pheromone of the german cockroach.
Mori K, et al.
Tetrahedron, 37(7), 1329-1340 (1981)
Aaron D Gross et al.
Chemico-biological interactions, 263, 1-6 (2016-12-18)
An outbreak of the southern cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, (Canestrini), in the United States would have devastating consequences on the cattle industry. Tick populations have developed resistance to current acaricides, highlighting the need to identify new biochemical targets along...

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