Aromatic alcohol, also known as linalool, agarwood alcohol, coriander alcohol, coriander alcohol, galene alcohol, linalol, etc. The molecular formula is C10H18O, which belongs to the chain terpene alcohols, with α- and β-isomers. A colorless liquid, purebred lin camphor leaf oil has a very fresh and strong floral fragrance, which resembles a freshly opened lily-of-the-valley, and more like the delicate fragrance of white orchid leaves after being crushed. It is almost insoluble in water and glycerin, soluble in propylene glycol, non-volatile oil and mineral oil, and miscible in ethanol and ether.
Linalool is the most frequently used flavor in perfume flavors, home chemicals flavors and soap flavor formulations. It is also used to prepare food flavors. Now linalool is used to formulate various flavors in the world over 10,000 tons. Linalool is also an important chemical raw material for the synthesis of various linalyl fragrances such as formate, acetate, propionate, butyrate, isobutyrate, etc.
Linalool oil in China is one of the important resources of linalool. However, the hybridization of the natural linal tree during the planting process results in low linalool content and low impurities (mainly camphor). It must be separated through a complicated distillation process to obtain qualified products. Material consumption increases the cost. At present, linalool extracted from linalwood oil and linalyl leaf oil is one of the main sources of “natural linalool”.
Lin camphor leaf oil has a very fresh and strong floral fragrance, which resembles the freshly opened lily-of-the-valley, more like the delicate fragrance of white orchid leaves after crushing, and also like the fragrance of freshly picked tea leaves.
Plants containing linalool:
L-body exists in essential oils such as linal oil, bergamot oil, lavender oil, rosewood oil; D-body mainly exists in coriander oil, neroli oil, orange leaf oil, sweet orange oil, etc.; racemic body mainly exists in In scented perilla oil and jasmine oil.