Geraniol

Citronella, Floral, Fruity, Green, Metallic/Metal. Used in all types of fragrances especially rose accords and with other florals. Used in personal care, household, soaps, detergents, and also fine perfumery.

General Information

CategoryAromatic Compound
IUPAC Name(2E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-ol
CAS Number106-24-1
Molecular Weight154.25 g/mol
Canonical SMILESCC(=CCCC(=CCO)C)C

Organoleptic Properties

Odor Family
Floral
Odor Strength
Medium
Odor DescriptionCitronella, Citrus, Floral, Fruity, Rose, Sweet, Waxy
Substantivity60 hours at 100%

Physical Properties

AppearanceColorless clear liquid (est)
Specific Gravity0.87 to 0.885 @ 25 °C.
Pounds per Gallon7.239 to 7.364
Refractive Index1.469 to 1.482 @ 20 °C.
Vapor Pressure0.021 mmHg @ 25 °C.
Vapor Density5.31 ( Air = 1 )
Boiling Point229 to 230 °C. @ 760 mm Hg
Flash Point226 °F. TCC ( 108 °C. )
Melting Point-16 to -14 °C. @ 760 mm Hg
XLogP2.9
Acid Value1 max. KOH/g
Shelf Life24 months if stored properly
StorageStore in cool, dry place in tightly sealed containers, protected from heat and light.
Soluble inAlcohol
Fixed oils
Kerosene
Paraffin oil
Propylene glycol
Water, 100 mg/L @ 25 °C (exp)
Insoluble inGlycerin

IFRA

Standardhttps://ifrafragrance.org/standards/IFRA_STD_037.pdf
CategoryFlavor and fragrance agents
Critical EffectDermal sensitization
Restrictions
Usage limits in the finished product
Cat. 1Category 1:0.85 %
Cat. 2Category 2:0.25 %
Cat. 3Category 3:5.1 %
Cat. 4Category 4:4.7 %
Cat. 5ACategory 5A:1.2 %
Cat. 5BCategory 5B:1.2 %
Cat. 5CCategory 5C:1.2 %
Cat. 5DCategory 5D:1.2 %
Cat. 6Category 6:2.8 %
Cat. 7ACategory 7A:9.6 %
Cat. 7BCategory 7B:9.6 %
Cat. 8Category 8:0.5 %
Cat. 9Category 9:9.2 %
Cat. 10ACategory 10A:33.00 %
Cat. 10BCategory 10B:33.00 %
Cat. 11ACategory 11A:18.00 %
Cat. 11BCategory 11B:18.00 %
Cat. 12Category 12:No Restriction

Safety Information

PictogramsGHS05: CorrosiveGHS07: Harmful
Hazard StatementH315 - Causes skin irritation
H317 - May cause an allergic skin reaction
H318 - Causes serious eye damage
H402 - Harmful to aquatic life
Precautionary StatementP261 - Avoid breathing dust/fumes/gas/mist/vapours/spray
P264 - Wash … thoroughly after handling
P272 - Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace
P273 - Avoid release to the environment
P280 - Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection
P302 + 352 - IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water/…
P305 + 351 + 338 - IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing
P310 - Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor/…
P321 - Specific treatment (see … on this label)
P333 + 313 - If skin irritation or a rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention
P362 - Take off contaminated clothing
P501 - Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
R-phrasesR36/38 - Irritating to eyes and skin
R41 - Risk of serious damage to eyes
R43 - May cause sensitisation by skin contact
S-phrasesS2 - Keep out of the reach of children
S24/25 - Avoid contact with skin and eyes
S26 - In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice
S36 - Wear suitable protective clothing
Europe Standard HazardXi - Irritant

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