One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A terpenoid aldehyde found especially in citronella, rose, and geranium oils.
Chemical formula: C₁₀H₁₈O
- ‘Most of the valuable chemicals which can be derived from citronellal can be produced from beta-pinene, and recently means have been discovered for converting the alpha-pinene in similar ways.’
- ‘The process will be described with reference to citronellal as the aldehyde but it is equally applicable to homologues thereof.’
- ‘The release and partitioning of citronellal was evaluated with a kinetic method and by a static headspace method.’
- ‘Actually, if you wanted to grow a high citronellal plant, then selected forms of lemon balm may have up to 38% citronellal.’
- ‘He says lemon balm is easy to grow from seeds and contains citronellal, geraniol and geranial.’
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