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(organic chemistry)
C10H19OH A liquid derived from citronella oil; soluble in alcohol; used in perfumery.



(also 3,7-dimethyl-6-octenol), the terpene alcohol (CH3)2C═CH(CH2)2CH(CH3)(CH2)2OH. Citronellol is a colorless liquid that has the scent of roses. Insoluble in water, it is soluble in alcohol and ether. It has a boiling point of 116°C at ~2.0 kilonewtons/m2 and a density of 0.855 g/cm3 at 20°C. Citro nellol is a component of many essential oils, such as rose oil and geranium oil. It is obtained, however, from raw materials that are less expensive and more readily available, such as citronellal, from which it is obtained by catalytic reduction. Citronellol and its esters are commonly used in perfumes.

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Another example is citronellol, which may be produced from either [alpha] or [beta]-pinene in a four-step synthesis involving hydrogenation, heating, acidification and alkaline hydolysis.
In addition to the proposed plant, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd is also building an Integrated Aroma Ingredients Complex at its Kuantan site for the manufacturing of citronellol, L-menthol as well as citral and its precursors which are widely used in flavour and fragrance industry.
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22] found that the main component of the lemon balm oil they studied was carvacrol or in some of studies citronellal, citronellol, linalool and geranial as major chemical compositions of the essential oil of the lemon balm [4,8,27,38].
They include organic acids (acetic, benzoic, cinnamic and phenylacetic); alcohols (benzyl alcohol, borneol, cinnamyl alcohol, citronellol, geraniol, linalool, menthol, phenylethyl alcohol and terpineol); aldehydes (anisic aldehyde, cinnamic aldehyde, benzaldehyde, citral, piperonal or heliotropin, salicylic aldehyde and vanillin); ketones (carvones, camphor, thujone, pulegone, etc; esters such as bornyl acetate, methyl salicylate, benzyl benzoate, geranyl acetate and linalyl acetate); phenols (thymol, carvacrol and chavicol); phenol ethers (anethol, eugenol and safrol) and many other more complex compounds such as coumarin and indol.
To be sited within the existing location in Gebeng, the complex, which is co-owned by BASF SE and PETRONAS Chemicals Group (PCG), will be home to a facility to produce citral and its precursors as well as allied downstream plants to make citronellol and L-menthol.