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Dihydromyrcenol appears colorless liquid with a lavender odor, and it smells similar to lemon. There are two preparation methods. One is to chlorinate Dihydromyrcene and then be hydrolyzed in alkaline water. The other process is esterifying Dihydromyrcene by acetic acid or formic acid, and then produce Dihydromyrcenol through saponification and hydrolysis under the alkaline condition. (Germany Patent: 1668280)

Dihydromyrcenol has become a kind of important flavoring and fragrance ingredient. It is also widely used in daily chemical fragrance formulation, especially used in soap manufacturing.

Soviet spice experts had been researched the flavor quality in mixtures of Dihydromyrcenol and Myrcenyl Acetate. Results of the study show that when the contents of Myrcenyl acetate were above 10%, Dihydromyrcenol had the best flavor quality. Today, Dihydromyrcenol is widely used in the flavor of daily chemicals, especially soaps, the contents can be up to 20%.

Substance Identification

Synonyms Dimyrcetol | 2,6-Dimethyl-7-octen-2-ol | Dihydromyrcenate | Myrcetol | Dimyrcetal
CAS 18479-58-8
EINECS 242-362-4
HS.CODE 290619
Molecular Formula C10H20O
Moleclar Weight 156.27

Application & Uses

1. used as the raw material of citrus and lime-type perfumes 2. used as the flavor of daily chemicals, especially soaps 3. used as raw material for synthesis Citronellol

Features & Benefits

1.Colorless Transparent Liquid 2.Solubility in55% Alcohol @25℃:1 in 4~6.5;Soluble In Kerosene. Alcohols, Paraffin oil 3. Insoluble In Water

Sales Specification

Appearance Colorless liquid
Odor Lemon, lavender
Color No.4 max
Purity, G.C., % 99 min
Refractive Index, @ n20/D 1.439 to 1.443
Acid Value, mgKOH/g 1.0 max
Solubility, @ 25°C Soluble in 4~6 volumes of 55% alcohol

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GHS Hazard Statements


  • do not store in close proximity to excessive heat, open flames, strong acids or strong bases.Store in cool place
  • keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place
GHS Hazard Statements
H-Code H227/315/319
P-Code P210/264/280
Response P302+P352 P305+P351+P338 P332+P313 P337+P313 P370+P378
Storage P403+P235
Disposal P501
S-phrases: S26-36/37 | R-phrases: R36/37/38


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