Rhodinol
Title: Rhodinol
CAS Registry Number: 6812-78-8
CAS Name: (3S)-3,7-Dimethyl-7-octen-1-ol
Additional Names: a-citronellol
Molecular Formula: C10H20O
Molecular Weight: 156.27
Percent Composition: C 76.86%, H 12.90%, O 10.24%
Literature References: Name that has been used to describe a group of related chemicals as well as a single chemical. The term, at times, was applied to what was considered the most important alcohol in geranium oil, 1-citronellol. See: Barbier, Bouveault, Ber. 29, 289 (1896). Prepn in pure form: Sutherland, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 73, 2385 (1951). Synthesis from cis-pinane: Rienäcker, Chimia 27, 97 (1973).
Properties: Oily liquid, odor of rose. d420 0.8549. bp12 114-115°. nD20 1.4556. [a]D20 -2.88°. uv max: 186-189 nm (e 9000). Very slightly sol in water, miscible with alcohol, ether.
Boiling point: bp12 114-115°
Optical Rotation: [a]D20 -2.88°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.4556
Absorption maximum: uv max: 186-189 nm (e 9000)
Density: d420 0.8549
Use: In perfumery. See also b-Citronellol.

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