Sandalwood
Title: Sandalwood
Additional Names: White saunders; yellow saunders
Literature References: Heartwood of Santalum album L., Santalaceae. Habit. India; cultivated in Timor and Sunda Islands. Constit. Volatile oil (3-5%), resin, tannin. Botanical description and medicinal uses: J. Gruenwald et al., PDR for Herbal Medicines (Medical Economics, Montvale, 2nd Ed., 2000) pp 659-660.
 
Derivative Type: Volatile oil
CAS Registry Number: 8006-87-9
Additional Names: Oil of Santal; sandalwood oil
Literature References: Obtained by steam distillation from the dried heartwood. Constit. Santalols, a-bergamotol, a-bergamotal. Fragrance monograph: J. Food Cosmet. Toxicol. 12, 989 (1974).
Properties: Pale yellow, somewhat viscid liquid; characteristic sandalwood odor and taste. d2525 0.965-0.980. nD20 1.500-1.510. Sol in most fixed oils, propylene glycol, mineral oil; in 5 vols 70% alcohol. Insol in glycerin. Keep well closed, cool and protected from light.
Index of refraction: nD20 1.500-1.510
Density: d2525 0.965-0.980
 
Use: Wood in boxes and carvings, as incense. Oil in perfumes and as fragrance in creams and lotions.
Therap-Cat: In treatment of urinary tract inflammations.

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