Oil of Fir--Siberian
Title: Oil of Fir¾Siberian
Additional Names: Oil of pine; oleum abietis; Siberian pine needle oil
Literature References: Volatile oil from fresh leaves of Abies sibirica Ledeb., Pinaceae. Constit. About 40% esters calculated as bornyl acetate; pinene, camphene, dipentene, and phellandrene.
Properties: Colorless or pale yellow liquid; aromatic odor; pungent taste. d1515 0.905-0.925. aD20 -32 to -45°. nD20 1.466-1.476. Sol in an equal vol 90% alcohol. Keep well closed, cool and protected from light.
Optical Rotation: aD20 -32 to -45°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.466-1.476
Density: d1515 0.905-0.925
Use: Pharmaceutic aid (flavor and perfume).
Therap-Cat: Expectorant.

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