Geraniol

Geraniol
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Chemical FormulaC10H18O
Molecular weight154.253 g/mol
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Traditional NameGeraniol, Nerol
CAS Registry Number106-24-1, 624-15-7, 68311-14-8, 106-25-2

 

Geraniol is a monoterpenoid and an alcohol. It is the primary component of rose oil, palmarosa oil, and citronella oil (Java type). It is a colorless oil, although commercial samples can appear yellow. It has low solubility in water, but it is soluble in common organic solvents. The functional group derived from geraniol (in essence, geraniol lacking the terminal −OH) is called geranyl.

 

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