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Citral or 3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-al or Lemonal C10H16O is a chemical compound and part of the terpene family. It is found in Cymbopogon but it is also present in an orange peel. Citral is an aroma compound.
Note the double bond next to the aldehyde functional group (CHO) because of which the compound exists as two isomers. The trans isomer is called Citral A or Geranial. The cis isomer is called Citral B or Neral.
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