Citronellol, or dihydrogeraniol, is a natural acyclic monoterpenoid. Both enantiomers occur in nature. (+)-Citronellol, which is found citronella oils, including Cymbopogon nardus (50%), is the more common isomer. (−)-Citronellol is found in the oils of rose (18-55%) and geranium.
Citronellol is used in perfumes and insect repellents, and as a mite attractant.
Enantioselective transacetylation of ( R,S )- [beta] -citronellol by propanol rinsed immobilized Rhizomucor miehei lipase.
Apr 18, 2007; Authors: Abir B Majumder ; Shweta Shah ; Munishwar N Gupta (corresponding author) BackgroundUse of enzymes in...