Geranyl acetate

  • 2,6-Dimethyl-2,6-octadiene-8-yl acetate
  • 3,7-Dimethyl-2-trans-6-octadienyl acetate
  • trans-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl acetate
  • trans-2,6-dimethyl-2,6-Octadien-8-yl ethanoate
  • FEMA number 2509
  • Geraniol acetate
Formula
C12H20O2
Structure
Description
Clear colorless liquid with an odor of lavender.
Uses
Used as synthetic flavoring substance & adjuvant.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
105-87-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-341-5
RTECS
RG5920000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
1722815
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-00204
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-9803
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C12H20O2
Formula mass
196.28
Boiling point, °C
242
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.03
Vapor density (air=1)
6.8
Density
0.9388 g/cm3 (0 C)
Solubility in water
insoluble
Refractive index
1.4637 (18.3 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Remove all sources of ignition. Absorb spill using an absorbent, non-combustible material such as earth, sand, or vermiculite. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
122
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Water may be ineffective. Material is lighter than water and a fire may be spread by the use of water. Extinguishing media: Water may be ineffective. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Fire potential
This chemical is probably combustible.
Health
0
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
citral (the main constituent of lemon grass oil) may have a sedative effect.
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.