W263508 Sigma-Aldrich


≥97%, FCC, FG

Synonym: (±)-3,7-Dimethyl-1,6-octadien-3-ol, (±)-3,7-Dimethyl-3-hydroxy-1,6-octadiene

  • CAS Number 78-70-6

  • Linear Formula (CH3)2C=CHCH2CH2C(CH3)(OH)CH=CH2

  • Molecular Weight 154.25

  •  FEMA Number 2635

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1721488

  •  EC Number 201-134-4

  •  Council of Europe no. 61

  •  MDL number MFCD00008906

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901212

  •  Flavis number 2.013



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biological source   synthetic
grade   FG
  follows IFRA guidelines
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  FDA 21 CFR (117)
  FDA 21 CFR (182.60)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
vapor pressure   0.17 mmHg ( 25 °C)
assay   ≥97%
refractive index   n20/D 1.462 (lit.)
bp   194-197 °C/720 mmHg (lit.)
solubility   ethanol: soluble 1ml/4ml, clear, colorless (60% ethanol)
density   0.87 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Agency/Method   meets purity specifications of JECFA
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   lemon; orange; floral; sweet
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens


General description

Linalool ((±)-3,7-Dimethyl-1,6-octadien-3-ol, (±)-3,7-Dimethyl-3-hydroxy-1,6-octadiene) affords α-terpineol and 3,7-dimethyloct-1-en-3,7-diol on dissolution in aqueous citric and hydrochloric acids. It has been reported as a fragrance ingredient.

Linalool is a monoterepene compound. It is the major component of many essential oils. Anti-inflammatory properties of (−) linalool, a naturally occurring enantiomer, has been studied. It is also the major constituent of the basil and thyme essential oil and its anti-microbial effect was determined using the agar well diffusion assay. Linalool is reported to have dose-dependent marked sedative effects at the central nervous system (CNS), including hypnotic, anticonvulsant and hypothermic properties. Linalool is reported to have a lemon like odor.


Linalool has been used to study the blends of various flower aroma compounds as a floral attractant for the migratory moth velvetbean caterpillar (Anticarsia gemmatalis Hübner).


1 kg in poly bottle

9, 20 kg in composite drum

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