geranyl Acetate is a Natural Organic Compound that is Classified as a Monoterpene. It is a Colorless Liquid with a Pleasant Floral or Fruity Aroma.
Geranyl Acetate is a Natural Constituent of More Than 60 Essential Oils, Including Ceylon Citronella, Palmarosa, Lemon Grass, Petit Grain, Neroli, Geranium, Coriander, Carrot, and Sassafras. It Can Be Obtained By Fractional Distillation of Essential Oils.
geranyl Acetate is An Ester that Can Be Prepared Semi-synthetically By the Simple Condensation of the More Common Natural Terpene Geraniol with Acetic Acid.
Geranyl Acetate is Widely Used in the Perfumes, Cosmetic and Soap Industries. It Forms a Main Ingredient in Compounding of Rose Scents and Has Its Place in Almost Any Perfume Composition. It is Valuable also in Artificial Flavours.
Geranyl Acetate is Used Primarily as a Component of Perfumes for Creams and Soaps and as a Flavoring Ingredient. It is Used Particularly in Rose Formulations Where a Sweet Fruity or Citrus Aroma is Desired.
Physico Chemical Properties
Specification Limit mol. Weight 196.29 formula C12 H18 O2 other Name 3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadiene-1-ol Acetate boiling Point 245 C cas No 105-87-3 appearance & Odour Liquid Having a Fruity Rose Note Reminiscent of Pear & Lavender colour Colourless refractive Index 1.4570 - 1.4650 specific Gravity 0.9060 - 0.9140 glc Purity 95% - 98% acidity/alkalinity Neutral to Litmus storage Keep in Cool Place