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  • Description

    Geraniol, is a monoterpenoid and an alcohol. It is the primary part of oil-of-rose and palmarosa oil. It also occurs in small quantities in geranium, lemon, citronella, and many other essential oils. 
    It appears as a clear to pale-yellow oil which is insoluble in water, but soluble in most common organic solvents. It has a rose-like odor, for which it is commonly used in perfumes. 
    Geraniol is one of the most widely used aromatic isolates, indispensable in compounding of rose scents In fact, it forms part of atmost any perfume compound. Thus Geraniol serves extensively in the perfumes, cosmetics, soap and flavour industries.
    It is used in flavors such as peach, raspberry, grapefruit, red apple, plum, lime, orange, lemon, watermelon, pineapple and blueberry.
    An alternate application has been found in the use of insect repellants or deterrants. Though it may repel mosquitoes, flies, lice, cockroaches, ants, and ticks.


    Physico Chemical Properties


    Specification Limit
    Mol. Weight 154.24
    Formula C10 H18 O
    Other Name 3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadien-l-ol
    Boiling Point 230 C
    CAS No.  106-24-1
    Physical Appearance Clear to pale yellow oily liquid 
    Odour/Flavour Sweet rose odor
    Specific Gravity 0.850 to 0.895 
    Refractive Index 1.450 - 1.490 
    Acidity/Alkalinity Neutral to Litmus
    Storage  Keep in cool place


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