Linalool is used very extensively in perfume compositions of almost all types and price levels. Basically a floral material, and originally a Lily-of-the V alley (Muguet) ingredient, it is now used in countless floral types, and in Oriental, Ambre, aldehydic, herbaceous and many other fragrance types. It may even form part of a Citrus fragrance or a woody complex, a Lily, Muguet, Honeysuckle, Lilac, Sweet Pea, NeroIi, Appleblossom, Frangipanni, Freesia, Peony, etc. Linalool should be the ingredient that gives the lift in an overall heavier composition.

General Information

CategoryAromatic Compound
IUPAC Name3,7-dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-ol
CAS Number78-70-6
Molecular Weight154.25 g/mol

Organoleptic Properties

Odor Family
Odor Strength
Odor DescriptionBlueberry, Bois De Rose, Citrus, Floral, Green, Orange, Rose, Sweet, Terpenic, Waxy, Woody
Usage Level12% in the fragrance concentrate
Substantivity12 hours at 100%

Physical Properties

AppearanceColorless clear liquid (est)
Specific Gravity0.858 to 0.867 @ 25 °C.
Pounds per Gallon7.139 to 7.214
Refractive Index1.4598 to 1.4605 @ 20 °C.
Vapor Pressure0.016 mmHg @ 25 °C.
Vapor Density5.3 ( Air = 1 )
Boiling Point194 to 197 °C. @ 760 mm Hg
Flash Point173 °F. TCC ( 78.33 °C. )
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 inFixed oils
Paraffin oil
Propylene glycol
Water 1590 mg/L @ 25 °C (exp)
Insoluble inGlycerin


CategoryFlavor and fragrance agents
Critical EffectSensitization

Safety Information

PictogramsGHS07: Harmful
Hazard StatementH227 - Combustible liquid
H315 - Causes skin irritation
H319 - Causes serious eye irritation
H335 - May cause respiratory irritation
Precautionary StatementP210 - Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking
P261 - Avoid breathing dust/fumes/gas/mist/vapours/spray
P264 - Wash … thoroughly after handling
P271 - Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area
P280 - Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection
P302 + 352 - IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water/…
P304 + 340 - IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing
P305 + 351 + 338 - IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing
P312 - Call a POISON CENTER/ doctor/…/if you feel unwell
P321 - Specific treatment (see … on this label)
P332 + 313 - If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention
P337 + 313 - If eye irritation persists get medical advice/attention
P362 - Take off contaminated clothing
P370 + 378 - In case of fire: Use … to extinguish
P403 + 233 - Store in a well ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed
P403 + 235 - Store in a well ventilated place. Keep cool
P405 - Store locked up
P501 - Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
R-phrasesR36/38 - Irritating to eyes and skin
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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