Sabinol 139

Sabinol, C10H16O, is contained in oil of savin partly free, partly as acetate. Presumably it also occurs in oil of cypress.

The constants of sabinol from oil of savin are as follows:

B. p. 210 to 213°, 105 to 107° (20 mm.).1)

Semmler-) records d20o 0,9432; nD 1,488.

When oxidized with dilute permanganate solution, sabinol glycerol (m. p. 152 to 153°) is formed, which upon further oxidation yields a-tanacetogendicarboxylic acid (m. p. 140°). This reaction may be used for the identification of sabinol.

In general, the derivatives of this alcohol have been but little investigated.