Geraniol is a monoterpenoid and an alcohol. It is the primary part of rose oil, palmarosa oil, and citronella oil (Java type). It also occurs in small quantities in geranium, lemon, and many other essential oils. It appears as a clear to pale-yellow oil which is insoluble in water, but soluble in most common organic solvents. It has a rose-like odor, for which it is commonly used in perfumes. It is used in flavors such as peach, raspberry, grapefruit, red apple, plum, lime, orange, lemon, watermelon, pineapple and blueberry.
Although geraniol and other flavor compounds are found naturally in well aged tobacco, geraniol is listed in a 1994 report from cigarette companies as one of the 599 additives to cigarettes to improve their flavor.
US Patent Issued to The Regents Of The University Of Michigan on Feb. 28 for "Geraniol Synthase, Methods of Production and Uses Thereof" (American, Japanese Inventors)
Mar 05, 2012; ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 5 -- United States Patent no. 8,124,375, issued on Feb. 28, was assigned to The Regents Of The University...
WIPO ASSIGNS PATENT TO CESA ALLIANCE FOR "VIRAL INHIBITOR COMPOSITIONS FOR IN VIVO THERAPEUTIC USE COMPRISING A COMBINATION OF (-) -CARVONE, GERANIOL AND A FURTHER ESSENTIAL OIL COMPONENT" (LUXEMBOURGER INVENTOR)
Oct 05, 2011; GENEVA, Oct. 5 -- Publication No. WO/2011/117424 was published on Sept. 29. Title of the invention: "VIRAL INHIBITOR COMPOSITIONS...