|Molecular weight||154.253 g/mol|
|Names and Identifiers|
|Traditional Name||Geraniol, Nerol|
|CAS Registry Number||106-24-1, 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.