citronellol definition

  • noun:
    • A colorless fluid, C10H20O, with a roselike smell, derived from any one of several crucial oils or made synthetically and utilized thoroughly in perfumery.
    • an all-natural acyclic monoterpenoid, happening in citronella natural oils and used in perfumes and insect repellents.
    • An alcohol, CH2 = C(CH3) (CH2)3CH(CH3)CH2CH2OH, found in its levogyrate form in rose-oil, pelargonium-oil, and geranium-oil. Additionally, it is formed because of the decrease in citronellal. It boils at 117–118° C. under 17 millimeters.

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