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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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Delayed harvest date increased ethyl butyrate, isobutyl alcohol, linalool, terpinolene and citronellol, and decreases were noted for hexyl acetate, octanoic acid, hexanoic acid, ethyl caprylate and (3-damascenone in both years.
The partners will also invest in downstream production for aroma ingredients including a new world-scale plant for L-menthol and a plant for citronellol.
Study of anticonvulsant effect of citronellol, a monoterpene alcohol, in rodents.
Muchas de las esencias producidas por las orquideas son simples componentes aromaticos, tales como alfa y beta-pinene, myrcene, alfaphelandrene, 1,8-cineole, ocimene, p-cymene, citronellol, linalool, geraniol, methyl benzoato, beta-terpineol, benzyl acetato, perperitone, d-carvone, methyl salicylato, nerol, 2- phenylethyl acetato, 2-phenylethanol, methyl cinamato, eugenol y skatol (Arditti, 1992; Withner, 1974).
The researchers concluded that the acyclic monoterpenes, such as myrcene, linalool, citronellol and citronellal, tend to modulate the opioid system as well as decreasing the release of NO.
b) Formula cualitativa: Aqua, Aqua (Capuchina Spring Water), Polysorbate 20, Pentyleneglycol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sales (Capuchina Sales), Parfum, Benzyl Salicilate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexylcinnamic Aldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, Sodium Chloride.
graveolens) contain both citronellol, which is similar to citronellal, and geraniol.
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.
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals has achieved mechanical completion of the citral and citronellol facilities and associated infrastructure at its integrated chemical site in Kuantan, Malaysia.