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Farnesol CAS 106-28-5

Molecular Formula: C15H26O

Formula Weight: 222.37

ZSpharmac: Farnesol Raw Material Supplier

Product Name: Farnesol
CAS No: 106-28-5
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Farnesol
Other Names:(E,E)-Farnesol
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:White Neat
EINECS No.:679-283-3
Storage:Sealed in Dry,2-8°C
Provide:Farnesol MSDS;
Farnesol COA

What is Farnesol?

Farnesol, whose chemical name is β-Phenethyl alcohol, also known as phenylethyl alcohol, is an organic compound. Its chemical structure is C6H5CH2CH2OH, which is an aromatic alcohol compound. Farnesol is usually a colorless or light yellow liquid with a fragrant aroma.

Farnesol is widely used in cosmetics, perfume, food, pharmaceutical and other industries. In cosmetics and perfumes, farnesol is used as a fragrance ingredient to give products a light, floral scent. In the food industry, it can be used as an ingredient in food flavors to add flavor to food. In pharmaceuticals, farnesol is sometimes used as a preservative and solvent.

Farnesol Property

Melting point 61-63 °C
Boiling point 149 °C4 mm Hg(lit.)
density 0.886 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)
refractive index n20/D 1.490(lit.)
Fp 205 °F
storage temp. Sealed in dry,2-8°C
solubility Chloroform (Sparingly), DMSO (Slightly) Ethyl Acetate (Slightly)
form neat
color Colourless
Odorat 100.00 %. mild muguet floral sweet lily waxy
Odor Typefloral
Water Solubility Miscible with alcohol. Immiscible with water.


Farnesol Uses

  1. Cosmetics and Perfume Industry: Farnesol is commonly used as a fragrance ingredient in cosmetics and perfumes. It has an aromatic aroma that gives the product a light floral flavor. Farnesol is often used in perfumes to prepare various floral, fresh and fruity perfumes, giving the perfume a charming scent. In cosmetics, farnesol is also commonly used to prepare fragrances, such as in skin care products, shower gels, shampoos and other products.
  2. Food industry: Farnesol can be used as one of the ingredients of food flavors. It can add floral flavor to food and enhance the texture and taste of food. Farnesol is often used in the food industry to make pastries, biscuits, candies, beverages and other products to add aroma to these foods and increase appetite.
  3. Pharmaceutical industry: Farnesol is sometimes used as an auxiliary ingredient in pharmaceuticals. It has a certain antibacterial effect and can be used as a preservative in medicines to extend the shelf life of medicines. In addition, farnesol can also be used as a solvent to help dissolve pharmaceutical raw materials or pharmaceutical ingredients, making drugs easier to prepare and use.
  4. Other industries: Farnesol has several other uses. For example, in the printing and dyeing industry, it can be used as a solvent for dyes and pigments to help dissolve and evenly distribute dyes and pigments. In the fragrance industry, farnesol can also be used as a flavoring agent to add fragrance to products.

Application of Farnesol in Cosmetics

Aroma preparation: Farnesol has a fragrant aroma and is often used as a fragrance ingredient in cosmetics. It can give products an elegant floral flavor, increasing their appeal and comfort. Farnesol is often used in perfumes, body lotions, soaps, shower gels and other products to give these products a pleasant aroma.

Fragrance: Farnesol can also be used as a flavoring agent in cosmetics. It can be combined with other spice ingredients to create a variety of different fragrances, such as floral, fruity, fresh, etc. By properly combining farnesol and other fragrance ingredients, unique and endearing fragrances can be created.

Fragrance modification: The fragrance of farnesol can modify the smell of other ingredients, making the overall fragrance of the product softer and more balanced. In cosmetic formulations, farnesol can interact with other ingredients to mediate various odors, making the product’s fragrance more coordinated and lasting.

Antibacterial effect: Farnesol has a certain antibacterial effect, which can inhibit the growth of bacteria and extend the shelf life of cosmetics. Therefore, in some cosmetics, farnesol can also be used as a preservative ingredient to protect the product from bacterial contamination.

Characteristics of Farnesol

  1. Molecular structure: The chemical structure of farnesol is C6H5CH2CH2OH, which is an organic compound containing a benzene ring and a hydroxyl group. This structure gives farnesol aromaticity and hydroxyl functional groups, making it chemically active.
  2. Aromatic smell: Farnesol has a refreshing floral smell and is a common spice ingredient. It imparts a subtle fragrance to cosmetics and perfumes, increasing their appeal and comfort.
  3. Solubility: Farnesol has low solubility in water, but good solubility in many organic solvents, such as ethanol, acetone, etc. This solubility makes farnesol easier to dissolve and mix in cosmetic preparations, which is beneficial to the formulation of various formulations.
  4. Stability: Farnesol is relatively stable at room temperature and is not prone to spontaneous decomposition or reaction. This stability allows it to maintain its properties and fragrance for long periods of time in cosmetic formulations.
  5. Antiseptic effect: Farnesol has a certain antibacterial effect, which can inhibit the growth of bacteria and extend the shelf life of cosmetics. Therefore, farnesol can also be used as a preservative ingredient in some cosmetics to protect the product.
  6. Solubility: Farnesol has good solubility in some organic solvents, which allows it to be used as a solvent in perfumes, cosmetics and other products, helping to dissolve other ingredients and improve product stability and uniformity.


National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Compound Summary for CID 445070, trans,trans-Farnesol. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/trans_trans-Farnesol. Accessed Apr. 10, 2024.

As a company specializing in the production and supply of Farnesol raw materials, we are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and preferential prices. We have rich experience and technology to ensure product quality and stable supply. No matter where you are, we can provide you with the Farnesol raw materials you need to support your production and research and development.

We always adhere to the principle of honest operation, strictly control product quality, and serve every customer with a customer-first attitude. Over the years, we have established good cooperative relationships with customers at home and abroad and won their trust and praise.

If you have needs or are interested in our products, please contact our service staff directly, we will wholeheartedly provide you with the best quality services and products. Looking forward to cooperating with you and developing together!

Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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