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Template:Chembox header| Farnesol
Chemical name 3,7,11-trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrien-1-ol
Chemical formula C15H26O
Molecular mass 222.37 g/mol
CAS number [4602-84-0]
Density 0.887 g/cm3
Melting point ? °C
Boiling point 111 °C at 0.35 mmHg
Template:Chembox header | Disclaimer and references

Farnesol is a natural organic compound which is a sesquiterpene alcohol found as a colorless liquid. It is insoluble in water, but miscible with oils.

It is present in many essential oils such as citronella, neroli, cyclamen, lemon grass, tuberose, rose, musk, balsam and tolu. It is used in perfumery to emphasize the odors of sweet floral perfumes.

Farnesol is also a natural pesticide for mites and is a pheromone for several other insects.

In a 1994 report released by five top cigarette companies, farnesol was listed as one of 599 additives to cigarettes. [1] It is a flavoring ingredient.

Health & Safety information

Farnesol should be avoided by people with perfume allergy[1].


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