Accession Number: pdtdbl00126

Details of the Ligand

Ligand Name : Linalol
Systematic Names : Linalol; Linalool; 3,7-Dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-ol; allo-Ocimenol; beta-Linalool; Linalyl alcohol
Molecular Formula : C10H18O
Molecular Weight : g/mol
IUPAC Name : 3,7-dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-ol
Canonical SMILES : CC(=CCCC(C)(C=C)O)C
Ligand Description :

Linalool is a naturally occurring terpene alcohol chemical found in many flowers and spice plants with many commercial applications, the majority of which are based on its pleasant scent (floral, with a touch of spiciness). Over 200 species of plants produce linalool, mainly from the families Lamiaceae (mints, scented herbs), Lauraceae (laurels, cinnamon, rosewood), and Rutaceae (citrus fruits), but also birch trees and other plants, from tropical to boreal climate zones. It has also been found in some fungi and cannabis.

Linalool is used as a scent in 60–80% of perfumed hygiene products and cleaning agents including soaps, detergents, shampoos, and lotions. It is also used as a chemical intermediate. One common downstream product of linalool is vitamin E. In addition, linalool is used by pest professionals as a flea, fruit fly and cockroach insecticide. Linalool is used in some mosquito-repellent products; however, the EPA notes that "a preliminary screen of labels for products containing [l]inalool (as the sole active ingredient) indicates that efficacy data on file with the Agency may not support certain claims to repel mosquitos."

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