is s a clear to pale-yellow oil that is insoluble in water, but soluble in most common organic solvents. Geraniol does indeed provide an extremely effective – insect repellent has been proven effective in repelling a wide variety of insects; and it also used for antioxidant and fragrance.
1. Chemical Analysis:
- Natural Geraniol 95%
Colorless or faint yellow liquid
Soft odor like rose
Refractive Index (20°C)
1.4700 – 1.4780
Specific Gravity (25/25°C)
0.8680 - 0.8830
1ml sample soluble in 2ml
of 70% (V/V) acolhol
- Used to make commercial insect repellant, which is effective against all sorts of critters from mosquitoes, all types of flies, cockroaches and fire ants to fleas, gnats and ticks.
- It can attract bees as it is produced by the scent glands of honey bees to help them mark nectar-bearing flowers and locate the entrances to their hives.
- It is an antioxidant, and is being studied for its abilities to suppress tumour growth.
Used in cosmetic and toiletries, also in fine fragrances and household scents.
3. Transportation Information:
Not a DOT controlled material
4. Handing & Storage
( 1 ). Precautions:
- Apply according to good manufacturing and industrial hygiene practices with proper ventilation. Do not drink, eat or - - smoke while handling.
- Respect good personal hygiene.
( 2 ). Storage
- Flammable materials should be stored in a separate safety storage cabinet or room.