Geranyl acetate

Catalog No. Size PriceQuantity
M12892-2 2mg solid $80
M12892-10 10mg solid $240


Geranyl acetate, an acyclic monoterpene ester derived from geraniol, is widely used in the cosmetics industry due to its pleasant scent. Geranyl acetate can induces cell apoptosis.

Product information

CAS Number: 105-87-3

Molecular Weight: 196.29

Formula: C12H20O2

Chemical Name: (2E)-3, 7-dimethylocta-2, 6-dien-1-yl acetate

Smiles: CC(C)=CCC/C(/C)=C/COC(C)=O


InChi: InChI=1S/C12H20O2/c1-10(2)6-5-7-11(3)8-9-14-12(4)13/h6,8H,5,7,9H2,1-4H3/b11-8+

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥360 days if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

Geranyl acetate exhibits significant anti-cancer activity against colo-205 cancer cell line with IC50 value of 30 μM. Geranyl acetate induces apoptosis in colo-205 cells, this apoptosis is associated with upregulation of Bax and downregulation of Bcl-2 expressions.


  1. Wu T, et al. Engineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the production of the valuable monoterpene ester geranyl acetate. Microb Cell Fact. 2018 Jun 5;17(1):85.
  2. Qi F, et al. Geraniol and geranyl acetate induce potent anticancer effects in colon cancer Colo-205 cells by inducing apoptosis, DNA damage and cell cycle arrest. J BUON. 2018 Mar-Apr;23(2):346-352.

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