linalyl acetate


linalyl acetate

linalyl acetate [lin-uh-lil, -leel] Word Origin noun Chemistry.

  1. a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, C12H20O2, having a pleasant odor: used chiefly in perfumes, cosmetics, toilet water, and soap.

Origin of linalyl acetate First recorded in 1895–1900; linal(ool) + -yl

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