LITSEA CUBEBA OIL
DESCRIPTION AND USES
Litsea cubeba oil is distilled from the small, pepperlike fruits of the tree of Litsea cubeba.
Oil of Chinese origin, the only source of internationally traded material, is rich in citral (about 70 percent) and has an intensely lemon-like, fresh, sweet odour. It competes to a limited extent with lemongrass, another citral-rich oil, in fragrance applications such as household sprays and fresheners although it is less suitable for use in soaps than lemongrass oil since it has less fixative power.
Its major use, however, both in the People's Republic of China and in international markets, is as a raw material source for the isolation of citral. This is used in its own right for flavour and fragrance purposes or converted by the chemical industry to a number of important derivatives such as ionones, which possess a violet-like fragrance, and vitamins.
Litsea cubeba oil Basic information
Product Name: Litsea cubeba oil
Synonyms: ListeaCubebaoil;Litseacubeba;oil,litseacubeba;Oils,Litseacubeba;LITSEA CUBEBA OIL;LITSEA CUBEBA OIL TERPENES;oil of Litsea cubeba;oil of mountain spicy-tree fruit
Product Categories: Essential Oils;Alphabetical Listings;Essential OilsFlavors and Fragrances;Flavors and Fragrances;I-L
Mol File: Mol File
Litsea cubeba oil Chemical Properties
bp 232 °C(lit.)
density 0.883 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
refractive index n20/D 1.4835(lit.)
Fp 130 °F
EPA Substance Registry System Oils, Litsea cubeba(68855-99-2)
Hazard Codes Xi
Risk Statements 10-36/38
Safety Statements 16-26-36
RIDADR UN 1993 3/PG 3
WGK Germany 2