Geraniol

 

  • 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

     

About Us 

 

Gyan Flavours Export is one of the leading Manufacturer and Exporter of Essential Oils, Aromatic Chemical, Spice Oils, Carrier Oils. Our company has been catering to the requirements of various essential oil and allied products in the Indian market to various multinationals for the past 40 years and now we are a well-established and reputed name in the Indian industry. We began with the sales in the local Indian market and gradually expanded our operations to International Markets.