- a colorless or pale-yellow terpene alcohol, C10H18O, with a geraniumlike odor, found in rose oil, soluble in alcohol and ether, insoluble in water: used in perfumes and flavors.
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It is very largely used for perfuming cheap soaps, and also serves as a source for the production of geraniol.
This oil consists mainly of linalol, together with small quantities of methyl heptenone, geraniol, and d-terpineol.
The oil consists chiefly of geraniol, free, and combined with acetic and caproic acids, and dipentene.
Among its constituents are limonene, linalyl acetate, geraniol and geranyl acetate.
It is also a favourite adulterant for otto of rose, and is used as a source of geraniol.
- a colourless or pale yellow terpine alcohol with an odour of roses, found in many essential oils: used in perfumery. Formula: C 10 H 18 O