Lilial is used in a wide variety of compositions where it confers a particularly recommended for floral notes such as muguet, linden-blossom and cyclamen.

General Information

CategoryAromatic Compound
IUPAC Name3-(4-tert-butylphenyl)butanal
CAS Number80-54-6
Molecular Weight204.31 g/mol
Canonical SMILESCC(CC=O)C1=CC=C(C=C1)C(C)(C)C

Organoleptic Properties

Odor Family
Odor Strength
Odor DescriptionCumin, Floral, Green, Muguet, Powdery, Watery
Usage Level1% in the fragrance concentrate
Substantivity236 hours at 100%

Physical Properties

AppearanceColorless to pale yellow clear oily liquid (est)
Specific Gravity0.942 to 0.947 @ 25 °C.
Pounds per Gallon7.838 to 7.88
Refractive Index1.503 to 1.506 @ 20 °C.
Vapor Pressure0.005 mmHg @ 25 °C. (est)
Boiling Point250 to 251 °C. @ 750 mm Hg
Flash Point210 °F. TCC ( 98.89 °C. )
Acid Value2 max. KOH/g
Shelf Life24 months if stored properly
StorageStore in cool, dry place in tightly sealed containers, protected from heat and light.
Soluble inAlcohol
Paraffin oil
Water, 38 mg/L @ 20 °C (exp)
Insoluble inWater


CategoryFragrance agents
Critical EffectDermal sensitization and systemic toxicity
Usage limits in the finished product
Cat. 1Category 1:Prohibited
Cat. 2Category 2:0.09 %
Cat. 3Category 3:0.04 %
Cat. 4Category 4:1.4 %
Cat. 5ACategory 5A:0.06 %
Cat. 5BCategory 5B:0.05 %
Cat. 5CCategory 5C:0.05 %
Cat. 5DCategory 5D:0.017 %
Cat. 6Category 6:Prohibited
Cat. 7ACategory 7A:0.04 %
Cat. 7BCategory 7B:0.04 %
Cat. 8Category 8:0.017 %
Cat. 9Category 9:0.1 %
Cat. 10ACategory 10A:0.1 %
Cat. 10BCategory 10B:0.63 %
Cat. 11ACategory 11A:0.017 %
Cat. 11BCategory 11B:0.017 %
Cat. 12Category 12:16.00 %

Safety Information

PictogramsGHS07: HarmfulGHS09: Environmental HazardGHS08: Health Hazard
Hazard StatementH302 - Harmful if swallowed
H315 - Causes skin irritation
H317 - May cause an allergic skin reaction
H361 - Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
H401 - Toxic to aquatic life
H411 - Toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects
Precautionary StatementP201 - Obtain special instructions before use
P202 - Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood
P261 - Avoid breathing dust/fumes/gas/mist/vapours/spray
P264 - Wash … thoroughly after handling
P270 - Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product
P272 - Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace
P273 - Avoid release to the environment
P280 - Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection
P301 + 312 - IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor/…/if you feel unwell
P302 + 352 - IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water/…
P308 + 313 - If exposed: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician
P330 - Rinse mouth
P333 + 313 - If skin irritation or a rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention
P362 - Take off contaminated clothing
P391 - Collect spillage
P405 - Store locked up
P501 - Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
R-phrasesR22 - Harmful if swallowed
R36/38 - Irritating to eyes and skin
R43 - May cause sensitisation by skin contact
S-phrasesS2 - Keep out of the reach of children
S24/25 - Avoid contact with skin and eyes
S26 - In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice
S37 - Wear suitable gloves
Europe Standard HazardXn - Harmful


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