citronella

Anthopogon

  • English Name : Anthopogon
  • Local Name (Nepali Name)) : Sunpate
  • BotanicalName : Rhododendron anthopogon D. Don
  • Family Name : Ericase
  • Season : May - July
  • Parts Used : Leafs of the plant

Description

It is found in Himalayan region of Nepal. It is an evergreen, strongly aromatic shrub-let too 60 cm to 1 m tall. Leaves simple, alternate, short stalked, oval to ovate, 2.5-4 cm long, dense

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance : colorless to pale yellow liquid
  • Aroma : balsamic herbaceous
  • Flash Point : 151°F/66°C
  • Specific Gravity : 0.8630 to 0.8804 at 15°C
  • Refractive Index : 1.4785 to 1.4881 at 15°C
  • Relative Index : 1.4785 to 1.4881 at 15°C
  • Ester Value : 5.40 to 25.92
  • Ester Value after Acetylation :
  • Optical Rotation : (-)10.050 to (-)32.90 at 15°C
  • Acid Number : 1.54 to 4.06
  • Total Alcohol : N.A
  • Solubility : Soluble in alcohol
  • Soluble in water : Insoluble
  • Country of Origin : Nepal
  • Uses :
  • Packaging : 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 25 kg