[li-nal-oh-awl, -ol, lin-uh-lool]
a colorless, unsaturated terpene liquid alcohol, C10H18O, having a fragrance similar to that of bergamot oil, obtained from several essential oils: used in perfumery.
Also lin·a·lol [lin-uh-lawl, -lol] /ˈlɪn əˌlɔl, -ˌlɒl/.
Origin of linalool
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This oil consists mainly of linalol, together with small quantities of methyl heptenone, geraniol, and d-terpineol.
Linalyl acetate, or artificial bergamot oil, is the ester formed when linalol is treated with acetic anhydride.
an optically active colourless fragrant liquid found in many essential oils and used in perfumery. Formula: C 10 H 18 O
Word Origin for linalool
from lignaloes + -ol 1
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