cis-Citral

  • (Z)-3,7-Dimethylocta-2,6-dienal
  • (Z)-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienal
  • cis-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienal
Formula
C10H16O
Structure
Description
Colorless to yellowish liquid with a fruity odor.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
106-26-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-379-2
R 28 43
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C10H16O
Formula mass
152.24
Boiling point, °C
229
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.07 (25 C)
Density
0.856 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Sparingly soluble
Refractive index
1.49
Partition coefficient, pKow
2.76
Heat of vaporization
46.6 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed in a dry, cool and well ventilated location. Protect from light.
Protection
Gloves, safety glasses with side shields.
Small spills/leaks
Dike off area and pump into containers or absorb with inert material.
Incompatibilities
Acids and alkalies.
Decomposition
Decomposes at 240 - 350 C.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
98
Autoignition, °C
225
Upper exp. limit, %
4.3
Lower exp. limit, %
9.9
Fire fighting
Extinguish with dry chemical powder, foam or carbon dioxide. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Skin
Irritates the skin. May cause sensitization by skin contact.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Wrinse mouth and then drink plenty of water. Summon a physician.
   Inhalation
Move patient to fresh air, keep calm and summon medical help.
   Skin
Wash area thoroughly with soap and water.
   Eyes
Flush with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids open. Seek medical assistance.

Transport.