Oil of Fir
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Title: Oil of Fir
Additional Names: Oil of silver pine; oil of silver fir
Literature References: Volatile oil from needles and young twigs of Abies alba Mill. (A. picea Lindl., A. pectinata DC.), Pinaceae. Constit. l-Pinene, l-limonene, l-bornyl acetate.
Properties: Colorless, clear liquid; balsamic odor; terebinthinate taste. d1515 0.869-0.875. aD20 -20 to -59°. Insol in water. Sol in 5 vols 90% alc, in ether. Keep well closed, cool and protected from light.
Optical Rotation: aD20 -20 to -59°
Density: d1515 0.869-0.875
Use: Pharmaceutic aid (flavor and perfume).
Therap-Cat: Expectorant.

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