Citral is a mixture of neral (cis isomer of 3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadienal) and geranial (trans isomer of 3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadienal). It exhibits antimicrobial activity and pheromonal effects and is generally used for the synthesis of vitamin A and ionones.
• Citral has been used as an anti-tumor agent against breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231).
• It shows antipyretic effects which can be studied by systemic administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to rats.
• It can undergo 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction with trimethylsilylazide to form 1,2,3-triazolines which possess pharmaceutical properties.
5, 100, 500 mL in glass bottle
|vapor density ||5 (vs air)|
|vapor pressure ||0.2 mmHg ( 200 °C)|
|refractive index ||n20/D 1.488 (lit.)|
|bp ||229 °C (lit.)|
|density ||0.888 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)|
|storage temp. ||room temp|
|SMILES string ||[H]C(=O)C=C(C)CC\C=C(\C)C|
|InChI key ||WTEVQBCEXWBHNA-UHFFFAOYSA-N|
|Gene Information ||human ... CYP1A2(1544)|
RIDADR NONH for all modes of transport
闪点（华氏） 203.0 °F - closed cup
闪点（摄氏） 95 °C - closed cup