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Linalool Properties


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Linalool is a naturally occurring terpene alcohol chemical found in many flowers and spice plants with many commercial applications, the majority of which are based on its pleasant scent. It is used as a scent in 60-80% of perfumed hygiene products and cleaning agents including soaps, detergents, shampoos, and lotions. It is also used as a chemical intermediate. Additionally, linalool is used by pest professionals as a flea and cockroach insecticide.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Liquid
Boiling Point 198 – 199 °C
CAS Number 78-70-6
Density 0.858 – 0.868 g/cm3
EINECS Number 201-134-4
HS Code 29052210
IUPAC Name 3,7-Dimethylocta-1,6-Dien-3-ol
Melting Point < -20 °C
Molar Mass 154.25g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H18O
RTECS Number RG5775000
Solubility 1.589 g/l
Synonyms 2,6-Dimethyl-2,7-Octadien-6-ol;Linalol;β-Linalool;Linalyl Alcohol;Linaloyl Oxide;p-Linalool;Allo-Ocimenol