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CAS No.:106-24-1
Molecular Weight:154.28
Molecular Formula:C10H18O (Products with the same molecular formula)
MOL File:106-24-1.mol
Names and Identifiers
oily, colorless to light yellow viscous liquid.
Melting Point
-15 °C
Boiling Point
229-230 °C(lit.)
~0.2 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
Refractive Index
Flash Point
76 oC
insoluble in water
insoluble in water
Colorless to pale-yellow, liquid oil
Oily liquid
Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Storage temp
Spectral properties
MAX ABSORPTION (ALC): 215 NM (LOG E= 3.25); 238 NM (LOG E= 2.30); 325 NM SHOULDER
Index of refraction: 1.4710-1.4780 at 20 deg C, optical rotation -2 to +2 degrees
Max absorption: 190-195 nm (epsilon = 18,000)
IR: 8087 (Sadtler Research Laboratories Prism Collection)
UV: 6-315 (Organic Electronic Spectral Data, Phillips et al, John Wiley & Sons, New York)
1H NMR: 279 (Varian Associates NMR Spectra Catalogue)
MASS: 63533 (NIST/EPA/MSDC Mass Spectral Database, 1990 version); 518 (National Bureau of Standards)
MASS: 63533 (NIST/EPA/MSDC Mass Spectral Database, 1990 version); 518 (National Bureau of Standards)
Safety and Handling
Hazard Codes
Xi: Irritant;
Risk Statements
Safety Statements
Hazard Note
Poison by intravenous route. Moderately toxic by ingestion, subcutaneous, and intramuscular routes. A severe human skin irritant. Combustible liquid. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
Skin, Eye, and Respiratory Irritations
In human patch test, geraniol @ 32% concn was severely irritating & geranyl acetate mildly irritating.
HERCON JAPANESE BEETLE FOOD LURE; Active Ingredient 9.84% 2-Phenylethyl propionate, 23.0% Eugenol, 4.84% Geraniol
LURE N KILL JAPANESE BEETLE; Active Ingredient 9.84% 2-Phenylethyl propionate, 23.0% Eugenol, 0.47% (R,Z)-5-(1-Decenyl)dihydro-2(3H)-furanone, 9.84% Geraniol
BAG-A-BUG JAPANESE BEETLE TRAP; Active Ingredient 0.84% 2-Phenylethyl propionate, 23.0% Eugenol, 0.47% (R,Z)-5-(1-Decenyl)dihydro-2(3H)-furanone, 2.84% Geraniol
JAPANESE BEETLE COMBO BAIT; Active Ingredient 9.43% 2-Phenylethyl propionate, 21.98& Eugenol, 0.02% (R,Z)-5-(1-Decenyl)dihydro-2(3H)-furanone, 9.43% Geraniol
JAPANESE BEETLE BAIT II; Active Ingredient 9.50% 2-Phenylethyl propionate, 22.25% Eugenol, 0.133% (R,Z)-5-(1-Decenyl)dihydro-2(3H)-furanone, 9.50% Geraniol
TRECE JAPANESE BEETLE TRAP; Active Ingredient 9.50% 2-Phenylethyl propionate, 22.25% Eugenol, 0.133% (R,Z)-5-(1-Decenyl)dihydro-2(3H)-furanone, 9.50% Geraniol
SUREFIRE JAPANESE BEETLE TRAP; Active Ingredient 10.698% 2-Phenylethyl propionate, 25.233% Eugenol, 0.017% (R,Z)-5-(1-Decenyl)dihydro-2(3H)-furanone, 10.698% Geraniol
SCENT-OFF TWIST-ONS and SCENT-OFF PELLETS; Active Ingredient 0.20% Allyl isothiocyanate, 1.20% Oil of citronella, 2.00% Oil of lemongrass, 0.02% Oil of orange, 0.02% Methyl salicylate, 0.11% Bergamot oil, 0.01% alpha-Ionone, 0.04% Geraniol
BIOMITE; Active Ingredient 0.167% Farnesol, 0.417% Nerolidol, 0.417% 3,7-Dimethyl-6-octen-1-ol, 0.417% Geraniol
Grade: Standard; Soap; Synthetic; FCC; EOA.
Commercial product contains 88% minimum geraniol. Ester content is not more than 1% (as geranyl acetate). Aldehyde content is not more than 1% (as citronellol). /from table/
Exposure Standards and Regulations
Synthetic flavoring substances and adjuvants /for human consumption/ that are generally recognized as safe for their intended use, withn the meaning of section 409 of the Act. Geraniol is included on this list.
Other Preventative Measures
FIRST AID: IF ON SKIN OR CLOTHING: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin inmiediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call poison control center or doctor for treatment advice. IF IN EYES: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact leuses if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call poison control center or doctor for advice. IF INHALED: Move person to fresh air. If not breathing call 911 or an ambulance, then give artificial respiration. Call poison control center or doctor for treatment advice. /Surefire Japanese Beetle Trap/
PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS: HAZARD TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS. Caution: Harmful if absorbed through the skin or inhaled. Causes moderate eye and skin irritation. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Avoid breathing vapor. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. /Surefire Japanese Beetle Trap/
SRP: The scientific literature for the use of contact lenses in industry is conflicting. The benefit or detrimental effects of wearing contact lenses depend not only upon the substance, but also on factors including the form of the substance, characteristics and duration of the exposure, the uses of other eye protection equipment, and the hygiene of the lenses. However, there may be individual substances whose irritating or corrosive properties are such that the wearing of contact lenses would be harmful to the eye. In those specific cases, contact lenses should not be worn. In any event, the usual eye protection equipment should be worn even when contact lenses are in place.
Protective Equipment and Clothing
In human patch test, geraniol @ 32% concn was severely irritating & geranyl acetate mildly irritating.

colourless to pale yellow liquid with an odour of roses
Safety Statements:26-36-24/25
26:In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice
36:Wear suitable protective clothing
24/25:Avoid contact with skin and eyes
Octanol/Water Partition Coefficient
log Kow = 3.56
Disposal Methods
SRP: The most favorable course of action is to use an alternative chemical product with less inherent propensity for occupational exposure or environmental contamination. Recycle any unused portion of the material for its approved use or return it to the manufacturer or supplier. Ultimate disposal of the chemical must consider: the material's impact on air quality; potential migration in soil or water; effects on animal, aquatic, and plant life; and conformance with environmental and public health regulations.
PESTICIDE DISPOSAL: If empty: Do not reuse this container. Place in trash or offer for recycling if available. If partly filled: Call your local waste agency ... for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain. CONTAINER DISPOSAL: Completely empty bag into application equipment. Then dispose of empty bag in a sanitary landfill or by incineration or, if allowed by state or local authorities, by burning. If burned stay out of smoke. /Surefire Japanese Beetle Trap/
Reach Info
This substance has been officially registered by enterprises.
ECHA (EU chemicals Management Agency) published the completed registration file as follows:
Completed registration file:
Registered as ubmitted Total tonnage band  
FULL JOINT 1000_10000 view >
Registered companies:
Registrant / Supplier details Latest dossier received
BASF SE 2016
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According to Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) - Sixth revised edition

Version: 1.0

Creation Date: Aug 12, 2017

Revision Date: Aug 12, 2017


1.1 GHS Product identifier

Product name geraniol

1.2 Other means of identification

Product number -
Other names (E)-3,7-Dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-ol

1.3 Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use

Identified uses For industry use only. Food additives -> Flavoring Agents
Uses advised against no data available

1.4 Supplier's details

Company WWW.GuideChem.COM
Address 8F, Block C, No.3 Building, Zijin Plaza, No.701, Gudun Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310030, China
Telephone +86-571-89739798
Fax 86(21)54365166

1.5 Emergency phone number

Emergency phone number +86-571-89739798
Service hours Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +8 hours).

2.Hazard identification

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

Skin irritation, Category 2

Skin sensitization, Category 1

Serious eye damage, Category 1

2.2 GHS label elements, including precautionary statements

Signal word


Hazard statement(s)

H315 Causes skin irritation

H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction

H318 Causes serious eye damage

Precautionary statement(s)

P264 Wash ... thoroughly after handling.

P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.

P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.

P272 Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.


P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water/...

P321 Specific treatment (see ... on this label).

P332+P313 If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.

P362+P364 Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.

P333+P313 If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention.

P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor/\u2026




P501 Dispose of contents/container to ...

2.3 Other hazards which do not result in classification


3.Composition/information on ingredients

3.1 Substances

Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS number EC number Concentration
geraniol geraniol 106-24-1 none 100%

4.First-aid measures

4.1 Description of necessary first-aid measures

General advice

Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

If inhaled

If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.

In case of skin contact

Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.

In case of eye contact

Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.

If swallowed

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.

4.2 Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed

no data available

4.3 Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed, if necessary

/SRP:/ Immediate first aid: Ensure that adequate decontamination has been carried out. If patient is not breathing, start artificial respiration, preferably with a demand valve resuscitator, bag-valve-mask device, or pocket mask, as trained. Perform CPR if necessary. Immediately flush contaminated eyes with gently flowing water. Do not induce vomiting. If vomiting occurs, lean patient forward or place on left side (head-down position, if possible) to maintain an open airway and prevent aspiration. Keep patient quiet and maintain normal body temperature. Obtain medical attention. /Poisons A and B/

5.Fire-fighting measures

5.1 Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media: Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.

5.2 Specific hazards arising from the chemical

no data available

5.3 Special protective actions for fire-fighters

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.

6.Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust. For personal protection see section 8.

6.2 Environmental precautions

Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided.

6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES: Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures: Use personal protective equipment. Avoid breathing vapors, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Environmental precautions: Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided. Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up: Soak up with inert absorbent material and dispose of as hazardous waste. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

7.Handling and storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. For precautions see section 2.2.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Storage class (TRGS 510): Combustible liquids.

8.Exposure controls/personal protection

8.1 Control parameters

Occupational Exposure limit values

no data available

Biological limit values

no data available

8.2 Appropriate engineering controls

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

8.3 Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment (PPE)

Eye/face protection

Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166. Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).

Skin protection

Wear impervious clothing. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace. Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique(without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands. The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.

Respiratory protection

Wear dust mask when handling large quantities.

Thermal hazards

no data available

9.Physical and chemical properties

Physical state oily, colorless to light yellow viscous liquid.
Colour Colorless to pale-yellow, liquid oil
Odour Sweet rose odor
Melting point/ freezing point -15\u00baC
Boiling point or initial boiling point and boiling range 229-230\u00b0C(lit.)
Flammability no data available
Lower and upper explosion limit / flammability limit no data available
Flash point 108\u00b0C
Auto-ignition temperature no data available
Decomposition temperature no data available
pH no data available
Kinematic viscosity no data available
Partition coefficient n-octanol/water (log value) log Kow = 3.56
Vapour pressure ~0.2 mm Hg ( 20 \u00b0C)
Density and/or relative density 0.879g/mLat 20\u00b0C(lit.)
Relative vapour density 5.31 (vs air)
Particle characteristics no data available

10.Stability and reactivity

10.1 Reactivity

no data available

10.2 Chemical stability

Stable under recommended storage conditions.

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

Combustible liquid.An unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon and an alcohol. Flammable and/or toxic gases are generated by the combination of alcohols with alkali metals, nitrides, and strong reducing agents. They react with oxoacids and carboxylic acids to form esters plus water. Oxidizing agents convert them to aldehydes or ketones. Alcohols exhibit both weak acid and weak base behavior. They may initiate the polymerization of isocyanates and epoxides.

10.4 Conditions to avoid

no data available

10.5 Incompatible materials

Incompatible materials Strong oxidizing agents, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products

When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.

11.Toxicological information

Acute toxicity

  • Oral: LD50 Rat oral 3600 mg/kg
  • Inhalation: no data available
  • Dermal: no data available

Skin corrosion/irritation

no data available

Serious eye damage/irritation

no data available

Respiratory or skin sensitization

no data available

Germ cell mutagenicity

no data available


no data available

Reproductive toxicity

no data available

STOT-single exposure

no data available

STOT-repeated exposure

no data available

Aspiration hazard

no data available

12.Ecological information

12.1 Toxicity

  • Toxicity to fish: LC50; Species: Oncorhynchus mykiss (Rainbow trout) fingerling; Conditions: freshwater, static, 12\u00b0C, pH 7.5, hardness 44 mg/L CaCO3; Concentration: 3700 ug/L for 96 hr (95% confidence interval: 3300-4100 ug/L) /75% pure technical material
  • Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates: LC50; Species: Daphnia magna (Water flea); Conditions: static; Concentration: 35 mg/L for 24 hr
  • Toxicity to algae: no data available
  • Toxicity to microorganisms: no data available

12.2 Persistence and degradability

AEROBIC: Geraniol, present at 100 mg/L, reached 94% of its theoretical BOD in 4 weeks using an activated sludge inoculum at 30 mg/L in the Manometric Respirometry test OECD Guideline 301F(1). Geraniol, present at 100 mg/L, reached 53% of its theoretical BOD in 3 weeks using an activated sludge inoculum at 30 mg/L in the Japanese MITI test(2).

12.3 Bioaccumulative potential

An estimated BCF of 100 was calculated in fish for geraniol(SRC), using a log Kow of 3.56(1) and a regression-derived equation(2). According to a classification scheme(3), this BCF suggests the potential for bioconcentration in aquatic organisms is moderate(SRC).

12.4 Mobility in soil

Using a structure estimation method based on molecular connectivity indices(1), the Koc of geraniol can be estimated to be 90(SRC). According to a classification scheme(2), this estimated Koc value suggests that geraniol is expected to have high mobility in soil.

12.5 Other adverse effects

no data available

13.Disposal considerations

13.1 Disposal methods


The material can be disposed of by removal to a licensed chemical destruction plant or by controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing. Do not contaminate water, foodstuffs, feed or seed by storage or disposal. Do not discharge to sewer systems.

Contaminated packaging

Containers can be triply rinsed (or equivalent) and offered for recycling or reconditioning. Alternatively, the packaging can be punctured to make it unusable for other purposes and then be disposed of in a sanitary landfill. Controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing is possible for combustible packaging materials.

14.Transport information

14.1 UN Number

ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. IMDG: Not dangerous goods. IATA: Not dangerous goods.

14.2 UN Proper Shipping Name

ADR/RID: unknown
IMDG: unknown
IATA: unknown

14.3 Transport hazard class(es)

ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. IMDG: Not dangerous goods. IATA: Not dangerous goods.

14.4 Packing group, if applicable

ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. IMDG: Not dangerous goods. IATA: Not dangerous goods.

14.5 Environmental hazards

ADR/RID: no IMDG: no IATA: no

14.6 Special precautions for user

no data available

14.7 Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL 73/78 and the IBC Code

no data available

15.Regulatory information

15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations specific for the product in question

Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS number EC number
geraniol geraniol 106-24-1 none
European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS) Listed.
EC Inventory Listed.
United States Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Listed.
China Catalog of Hazardous chemicals 2015 Not Listed.
New Zealand Inventory of Chemicals (NZIoC) Listed.
Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS) Listed.
Vietnam National Chemical Inventory Listed.
Chinese Chemical Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (China IECSC) Listed.

16.Other information

Information on revision

Creation Date Aug 12, 2017
Revision Date Aug 12, 2017

Abbreviations and acronyms

  • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service
  • ADR: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
  • RID: Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail
  • IMDG: International Maritime Dangerous Goods
  • IATA: International Air Transportation Association
  • TWA: Time Weighted Average
  • STEL: Short term exposure limit
  • LC50: Lethal Concentration 50%
  • LD50: Lethal Dose 50%
  • EC50: Effective Concentration 50%


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Precursor and Product
Computational chemical data

Molecular Weight:154.24932 [g/mol]
Molecular Formula:C10H18O
H-Bond Donor:1
H-Bond Acceptor:1
Rotatable Bond Count:4
Exact Mass:154.135765
MonoIsotopic Mass:154.135765
Topological Polar Surface Area:20.2
Heavy Atom Count:11
Formal Charge:0
Isotope Atom Count:0
Defined Atom Stereocenter Count:0
Undefined Atom Stereocenter Count:0
Defined Bond Stereocenter Count:1
Undefined Bond Stereocenter Count:0
Covalently-Bonded Unit Count:1
Feature 3D Acceptor Count:1
Feature 3D Donor Count:1
Feature 3D Hydrophobe Count:3
Effective Rotor Count:4
Conformer Sampling RMSD:0.6
CID Conformer Count:76