Geraniol by oxidation goes into the aldehyde, citral, which occurs in lemons, oranges and verbena flowers.
It may be detected by the same test which was used for citral.
The important ingredients of lemon extract are lemon oil and citral, its aromatic constituent.
It is asserted that the mules of serins, citral finches, and goldfinches, are fruitful.
It is prepared by treating a mixture of citral and acetone with barium hydrate, and distilling in vacuo.