Nerol, whose term in the official IUPAC nomenclature is: (Z) -3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-ol is a monoterpene alcohol with brute or molecular formula: C10H18O and whose trans isomer (or E) is geraniol.
Nerol is an alcohol that was isolated for the first time from neroli oil, from which it took its name.
Nerol is an alcohol naturally occurring in various plants.
It is present in the essential oil of bergamot, lemongrass, and other plants belonging to the rutaceae family.
This alcohol is also contained in high concentration in the essential oil of some species including the rose.
Nerol is a colorless oil, insoluble in water, soluble in the most common organic solvents.
It has a fresh rose smell, similar to geraniol, but even more delicate and with a note of freshness.
Nerol, like geraniol, is used to formulate synthetic rose oils and orange blossom oils. Having a very high commercial cost, it has limited use in the cosmetics industry.
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