Geranyl acetate is a natural organic compound that is classified as a monoterpene. It is a colorless liquid with a pleasant floral or fruity rose aroma. Its condensed liquid has a slightly yellow color. Geranyl acetate is insoluble in water, but soluble in some organic solvents such as alcohol and oil.
|Systematic IUPAC name
Geraniol acetate; Geranyl ethanoate
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||196.290 g·mol−1|
|Density||0.916 g/cm3 at 15 °C|
|Melting point||< 25 °C (77 °F; 298 K)|
|Boiling point||240 to 245 °C (464 to 473 °F; 513 to 518 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
Geranyl acetate is a natural constituent of more than 60 essential oils, including Ceylon citronella, palmarosa, lemon grass, petit grain, neroli, geranium, coriander, carrot, Camden woollybutt, and sassafras. It can be obtained by fractional distillation of essential oils.
Geranyl acetate is used primarily as a component of perfumes for creams and soaps and as a flavoring ingredient. It is used particularly in rose, lavender and geranium formulations where a sweet fruity or citrus aroma is desired.
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