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Creation date2010-04-08 22:10:54 UTC
Update date2018-05-29 01:07:50 UTC
Primary IDFDB013794
Secondary Accession NumbersNot Available
Chemical Information
FooDB NameGeranyl acetate
DescriptionConstituent of citronella, orange and other oils. Flavouring agent Geranyl acetate is a natural constituent of more than 60 essential oils, including Ceylon citronella, palmarosa, lemon grass, petit grain, neroli, geranium, coriander, carrot, Camden woollybutt, and sassafras. It can be obtained by fractional distillation of essential oils.; Geranyl acetate is a natural organic compound that is classified as a monoterpene. It is a colorless liquid with a pleasant floral or fruity rose aroma. Its condensed liquid has a sightly yellow color. Geranyl acetate is insoluble in water, but soluble in some organic solvent such as alcohol & oil.; Geranyl acetate is an ester that can be prepared semi-synthetically by the simple condensation of the more common natural terpene geraniol with acetic acid. Geranyl acetate is found in many foods, some of which are peach (variety), skunk currant, tree fern, and pummelo.
CAS Number105-87-3
(2Z)-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienyl acetateChEBI
cis-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-ol acetateChEBI
cis-Geranyl acetateChEBI
Neryl ethanoateChEBI
(2Z)-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienyl acetic acidGenerator
cis-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-ol acetic acidGenerator
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Neryl ethanoic acidGenerator
Geranyl acetic acidGenerator
(2E)-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienyl acetateHMDB
(2E)-3,7-Dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-yl acetateHMDB
(e)-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl acetateHMDB
(Z)-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienyl acetateHMDB
1,6-Octadiene, 7-methyl-3-methylene-, acetylatedHMDB
1-Octanol, 3,7-dimethyl-, 1-acetate, tetradehydro deriv.HMDB
1-Octanol, 3,7-dimethyl-, acetate, tetradehydro deriv.HMDB
2,6-Dimethyl-2,6-octadiene-8-yl acetateHMDB
2,6-Octadien-1-ol, 3,7-dimethyl-, acetateHMDB
3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-ol acetateHMDB
3,7-Dimethyloctyl acetate, tetradehydro derivativeHMDB
Acetic acid, geraniol esterHMDB
Acetic acid, geranyl esterHMDB
cis-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl acetateHMDB
cis-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl ethanoateHMDB
Geranyl acetate aHMDB
Geranyl ethanoateHMDB
Nerol acetate (6ci)HMDB
trans-2,6-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-8-yl ethanoateHMDB
trans-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl acetateHMDB
trans-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl ethanoateHMDB
trans-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienyl acetateHMDB
trans-Geraniol acetateHMDB
trans-Geranyl acetateHMDB
Nerol acetateHMDB
Geraniol acetate, (Z)-isomerHMDB
Geraniol acetateHMDB
Geraniol acetate, (e)-isomerHMDB
3,7-Dimethyl-2Z,6-octadienyl acetic acidGenerator
Geranyl acetateMeSH
Neryl acetateMeSH
(2E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-yl acetatebiospider
(E)-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl acetatebiospider
2,6-Octadien-1-ol, 3, 7-dimethyl-, acetate, (E)-biospider
2,6-Octadien-1-ol, 3, 7-dimethyl-, acetate, trans-biospider
2,6-Octadien-1-ol, 3,7-dimethyl-, 1-acetate, (2E)-biospider
2,6-Octadien-1-ol, 3,7-dimethyl-, 1-acetate, (2Z)-biospider
2,6-Octadien-1-ol, 3,7-dimethyl-, acetate, (2E)-biospider
2,6-Octadien-1-ol, 3,7-dimethyl-, acetate, (2Z)-biospider
3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl acetate, cis-biospider
3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl ethanoate, cis-biospider
3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl ethanoate, trans-biospider
3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienyl acetate, (Z)-biospider
Geranyl acetate, cis-biospider
Nerol acetate (6CI)biospider
Trans-geraniol acetatebiospider
Trans-geranyl acetatebiospider
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.19 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)-7ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area26.3 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count6ChemAxon
Refractivity60.33 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability23.66 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC12H20O2
IUPAC name(2Z)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-yl acetate
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C12H20O2/c1-10(2)6-5-7-11(3)8-9-14-12(4)13/h6,8H,5,7,9H2,1-4H3/b11-8-
Average Molecular Weight196.286
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight196.146329884
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty alcohol esters. These are ester derivatives of a fatty alcohol.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty alcohol esters
Direct ParentFatty alcohol esters
Alternative Parents
  • Fatty alcohol ester
  • Monoterpenoid
  • Acyclic monoterpenoid
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physical stateNot Available
Physical DescriptionNot Available
Mass CompositionC 73.43%; H 10.27%; O 16.30%DFC
Melting Point< 25 oC
Boiling PointBp22 130-132°DFC
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Experimental logP4.04GRIFFIN,S ET AL. (1999)
Experimental pKaNot Available
Isoelectric pointNot Available
ChargeNot Available
Optical RotationNot Available
Spectroscopic UV DataNot Available
DensityNot Available
Refractive IndexNot Available
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-014l-9100000000-93c6abc7985ec7f0a488View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00ko-9500000000-cdf126f2c6e288b8761fView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-014l-9100000000-867992beb9e7c804a69dView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-014l-9100000000-93c6abc7985ec7f0a488View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00ko-9500000000-cdf126f2c6e288b8761fView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-014l-9100000000-867992beb9e7c804a69dView in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-00kf-9400000000-f7513133120d5e44712aView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-000b-1900000000-e07e2965d977a6e2825dView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-000i-5900000000-e5f05dabacd073dce84cView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0gbc-9100000000-4932e3e742f871bd9300View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0002-4900000000-7a2e3b89cdc43f9c6174View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-9300000000-3c0cda66ebfc365b1b71View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0a4l-9300000000-02983c019224fd67a6c7View in MoNA
ChemSpider IDNot Available
ChEMBL IDNot Available
KEGG Compound IDC09861
Pubchem Compound ID1549026
Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer IDNot Available
DrugBank IDNot Available
HMDB IDNot Available
CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDJVC33-F:JHG13-Z
BIGG IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDC00003046
HET IDNot Available
Flavornet ID105-87-3
GoodScent IDrw1030091
SuperScent ID1549026
Wikipedia IDGeranyl_acetate
Phenol-Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
Duplicate IDSNot Available
Old DFC IDSNot Available
Associated Foods
FoodContent Range AverageReference
Biological Effects and Interactions
Health Effects / Bioactivities
allergenic50904 A chemical compound which causes the onset of an allergic reaction by interacting with any of the molecular pathways involved in an allergy.DUKE
flavor48318 A substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell.DUKE
Insectiphile24852 Strictly, a substance intended to kill members of the class Insecta. In common usage, any substance used for preventing, destroying, repelling or controlling insects.DUKE
perfumery48318 A substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell.DUKE
sedative35717 A central nervous system depressant used to induce drowsiness or sleep or to reduce psychological excitement or anxiety.DUKE
EnzymesNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
BiosynthesisNot Available
Organoleptic Properties
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  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <> Accessed 15.10.23.
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <> Accessed 15.10.23.
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <> Accessed 15.10.23.
  1. Ayana Wiener, Marina Shudler, Anat Levit, Masha Y. Niv. BitterDB: a database of bitter compounds. Nucleic Acids Res 2012, 40(Database issue):D413-419. DOI:10.1093/nar/gkr755
MSDSNot Available
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
General ReferenceNot Available
Content Reference— Duke, James. 'Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. United States Department of Agriculture.' Agricultural Research Service, Accessed April 27 (2004).
— Shinbo, Y., et al. 'KNApSAcK: a comprehensive species-metabolite relationship database.' Plant Metabolomics. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2006. 165-181.