Geraniol Testing

Geraniol Testing – Geraniol, a naturally-occurring terpenoid found in food plants. When used as a pesticide, Geraniol is used as a mosquito and tick repellent and as an insecticide for other target pests (including mites). It has antimicrobial and fungicidal applications as well. It is often formulated with other essential oils.

Geraniol (3,7-dimethylocta-trans-2,6-dien-1-ol) is an acyclic monoterpene alcohol with the chemical formula C10H18O. The product referred to as “geraniol” is a mixture of the two cis-trans isomers properly named geraniol (trans) and nerol (cis). Geraniol was isolated from Palmarosa oil while nerol was obtained from the oil of neroli. 

It is a common constituent of several essential oils. Geraniol appears as a clear to pale-yellow oil which is insoluble in water, but soluble in most organic solvents. It is emitted from the flowers of many species and it is present in vegetative tissues of many herbs.

Essential oils and their major components are emerging as potential pest control agents due to their insecticidal, repellent and/or antifeedant properties. Their low mammalian toxicity and biodegradability favour their development. 

How can we help with your testing requirements?

We have established methods using Gas Chromatography (GC) for various types of Geraniol containing products.

Whether Geraniol is a single active or part of something more complex we can develop and validate methods to support your registration requirements.

Helping you through the Biocidal Products Regulations to be able to market your product and providing stability and safety data through various physical and chemical testing.

These tests can all be done in compliance with GLP where required, and if the formal certification is not required you can still rest assured that all of our processes are carried out following the same high-quality standards even when outside of GLP.

We partner with consultants and other laboratories to support additional testing requirements too – so if we can’t do it, we will help you find someone who can through our trusted network.

Please contact us for further discussion of your particular Geraniol testing requirements.

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