Definition of citronellal in English:

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citronellal

Pronunciation: /ˌsitrəˈnelal/

noun

A terpenoid aldehyde found especially in citronella, rose, and geranium oils.
  • Chemical formula: C10H18O.
Example sentences
  • He says lemon balm is easy to grow from seeds and contains citronellal, geraniol and geranial.
  • The release and partitioning of citronellal was evaluated with a kinetic method and by a static headspace method.
  • 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.

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Syllabification: cit·ron·el·lal

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