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Farnesol is a natural organic compound which is a sesquiterpene alcohol found as a colorless liquid. It is insoluble in water, but miscible with oils.
Additional recommended knowledge
It is present in many essential oils such as citronella, neroli, cyclamen, lemon grass, tuberose, rose, musk, balsam and tolu. It is used in perfumery to emphasize the odors of sweet floral perfumes.
Farnesol is also a natural pesticide for mites and is a pheromone for several other insects.
In a 1994 report released by five top cigarette companies, farnesol was listed as one of 599 additives to cigarettes.  It is a flavoring ingredient.
Health & Safety information
Farnesol should be avoided by people with perfume allergy.
Categories: Terpenes and terpenoids | Alcohols | Alkenes | Pheromones
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