Oil of Basil
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Title: Oil of Basil
Literature References: Volatile oil from leaves of Ocimum basilicum L., Labiatae (sweet basil). Constit. Methylchavicol, eucalyptol, linalool, estragol.
Properties: Yellowish to greenish liquid; aromatic odor. d2020 0.905-0.930. aD20 -6 to -22°. Almost insol in water. Sol in 2 vols 80% alc; miscible with ether, chloroform. Keep well closed, cool and protected from light.
Optical Rotation: aD20 -6 to -22°
Density: d2020 0.905-0.930

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