Geranyl acetate is a natural organic compound. It is a colorless liquid with a pleasant floral or fruity rose aroma.
Geranyl acetate exists naturally in more than 80 essential oils, including Ceylon citronella, palmarosa, lemon grass, geranium, coriander and sassafras, etc.
It can be obtained by fractional distillation of essential oils. Geranyl acetate is industrially prepared by the esterification of acetic acid and geraniol.
It is mainly used in the fragrance formulation of perfumes, cosmetics, and soaps.