Oil of Cumin
Title: Oil of Cumin
Literature References: Volatile oil from fruit of Cuminum cyminum L., Umbelliferae. Constit. 30-40% cuminaldehyde; p-cymene, b-pinene, dipentene.
Properties: Colorless to yellow liquid. d2525 0.900-0.935. aD20 +4 to +8°. nD20 1.4950-1.5090. Almost insol in water; sol in 10 vols 80% alcohol; more sol in stronger alcohol; very sol in chloroform, ether. Keep well closed, cool and protected from light.
Optical Rotation: aD20 +4 to +8°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.4950-1.5090
Density: d2525 0.900-0.935
Use: Flavoring in Indian curry powder.

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