Synthesis of 3, 7-Dimethyl-2, 6-Octadienal Acetals from Citral Extracted from Lemon Grass, Cymbopogon citrates L.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Phool Shahzadi
Glass & Ceramics Research Centre
Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Laboratories
Department of Chemistry, Minhaj University Township, Lahore, Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received Date: December 12, 2013; Accepted Date: January 28, 2014; Published Date: January 30, 2014
Citation: Shahzadi P, Muhammad A, Mehmood F, Chaudhry MY (2014) Synthesis of 3, 7-Dimethyl-2, 6-Octadienal Acetals from Citral Extracted from Lemon Grass, Cymbopogon citrates L. J Antivir Antiretrovir 6:028-031. doi: 10.4172/jaa.1000091
Copyright: © 2014 Shahzadi P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Citral (3, 7-dimethyl-2, 6-octadienal)was hydro distilled from lemon grass and 3, 7-dimethyl-2, 6-octadienal acetals (Citral acetals) were synthesized from it. The latter was redistilled under vacuum and collected fractions at constant temperature. Para toluene sulphonic acid catalyst was used for the preparation of citral ethylene glycol acetal and citral propylene glycol acetal which are used in perfumery, flavor, for fortifying lemon oil. GC, IR of synthesized product is recorded and graphs were determined.