Definition of citronellal in English:

citronellal

Syllabification: cit·ron·el·lal
Pronunciation: /ˌsitrəˈnelal
 
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noun

  • A terpenoid aldehyde found especially in citronella, rose, and geranium oils.
    • Chemical formula: C10H18O
    More 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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