trans-Nerolidol (top) and cis-Nerolidol (bottom) Identifiers CAS number , (unspecified)
Jmol-3D images Image 1 Properties Molecular formula C15H26O Molar mass 222.37 g/mol Density 0.872 g/cm3 Boiling point
122 °C at 3 mmHg
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Nerolidol, also known as peruviol, is a naturally occurring sesquiterpene found in the essential oils of many types of plants and flowers. There are two isomers of nerolidol, cis and trans, which differ in the geometry about the central double bond. Nerolidol is present in neroli, ginger, jasmine, lavender, tea tree and lemon grass. The aroma of nerolidol is woody and reminiscent of fresh bark. It is used as a flavoring agent and in perfumery. It is also currently under testing as a skin penetration enhancer for the transdermal delivery of therapeutic drugs.
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