CAS Registry Number: 8002-55-9
Trademarks: Gelomyrtol (Pohl)
Literature References: The fraction of the volatile oil from Myrtus communis L., Myrtaceae distilling between 166-180° and consisting chiefly of eucalyptol and dextro-pinene with a small quantity of an undefined camphor.
Properties: Colorless or slightly yellow, strongly dextrorotatory liquid (due to dextro-pinene); pleasant odor resembling that of turpentine and eucalyptol. d ~0.895. [a]D20 +10°. nD20 ~1.465. Freely sol in alcohol, ether.
Optical Rotation: [a]D20 +10°
Index of refraction: nD20 ~1.465
Density: d ~0.895