Specific gravity at 270/270C
Refractive index at 270C**
Free alcohols expressed or calculated as Sanatol C15H240 per cent by weight***
Solubility in 70% (by volume) ethyl alcohol
Esters calculated as santalol acetate C17 H26 O2 percent by weight
0.964 to 0.978
-150 to -200
1.5002 to 1.5072
Not less than 90%
Soluble in 5 volumes
Not more than 7 per cent
Description and appearance
- The East Indian Sandalwood oil shall be the pale yellow or nearly colorless essential oil obtained by steam distillation and/or water distillation of Santalum album Linn. Only shall be free from admixture with any other oil or substance.
- It shall be clear, free from sediment, suspended matter and separated water. It shall have the characteristic pleasant, sweet, woody and persistent odour.