1. Product Identification:

Product Name: Citronella (Ceylon)

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus

Synonyms: Andropogon nardus, Cymbopogon afronardus

INCI Name: Cymbopogon nardus (citronella) oil

CAS #: 000-29-1

Country of Origin: Sri Lanka

2. Classification:

Chemical Identification: Oil, Citronella (Ceylon)

UN No. 1169: Liquid aromatic extract.

Packaging Group: III Class: 3


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3. Hazardous Ingredients Information:

Citronella can cause lung cancer if ingested.


4. Physical & Chemical Properties:

Appearance: Pale yellow to yellowish brown liquid.

Odor: Characteristic citronellal-like odor.

Solubility: Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water.

Specific Gravity: 0.880 - 0.922 @ 20C

Optical Rotation: -22.0 -12.0 @ 20C

Refractive Index: 1.465 - 1.470 @ 20C

Aldehyde Content: 7.0 15 %

Total Alcohol Content: 55 65 %

Extraction Method: Steam distillation of the partially dried grass.

Contents: Geraniol (18-20%), citronellol (6.4-8.4%), citronellal (5-15%), geranyl acetate (2%),

limonene (9-11%), methyl isoeugenol (7.2-11.3%).

Flash Point: 54 C


5. Fire/Explosion Hazard:

Flash Point: 54 C

Flammable liquid. Will ignite if moderately heated.


6. Reactivity/Stability Data:

Reactivity: Stable. Avoid strong oxidizing agents.

Decomposition: When heated to decomposition produces fumes and carbon monoxide smoke.


7. Toxicological Properties/Information:

Harmful. May cause lung cancer if swallowed.

8. Preventive Data:

Spillage: Absorb spills, cover with an inert, non-combustible, inorganic absorbent material, and remove to an approved disposal container.

Fire: Recommended extinguishing media CO2, foam and dry chemicals. DO NOT use direct water jet on burning material.

Environment: Keep away from drains, surface and ground water.

Storage: Store in cool, dry and well ventilated area protected in tightly closed container away from sources of ignition, heat and sunlight. Keep air contact to minimum.


9. First Aid Measures:

Eye contact: Flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Call physician if irritation persists.

Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Avoid casual breathing.

Ingestion: Rinse mouth, DO NOT induce vomit and consult a physician immediately.

Skin contact: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash with soap and plenty of water.


11. Individual Protection:

Use safety glasses.

Avoid breathing in product by ensuring good ventilation when handling.

Avoid skin contact by using chemical resistant gloves.


12. Preparation Information:

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Revision Date: January 29, 2012



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