Oil of Pine Needles
Title: Oil of Pine Needles
Additional Names: Oil of Scotch fir; fir-wood oil
Literature References: Volatile oil from Pinus sylvestris L., Pinaceae. Constit. Dipentene, pinene, sylvestrene, cadinene, 3-3.5% bornyl acetate.
Properties: Yellowish liquid. d1515 0.884-0.886. aD20 +7.05 to +10°. Insol in water. Sol in 10 vols 90% alcohol. Keep well closed, cool and protected from light.
Optical Rotation: aD20 +7.05 to +10°
Density: d1515 0.884-0.886
Use: Pharmaceutic aid (flavor and perfume).
Therap-Cat: Expectorant.

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