An oil distilled in southern France from the fruits of Cupres-sus sempervirens, L. had the following properties: d15o0,8686; aD -+-30°48'; A. V. 0; E. V. 6,74; E. V. after saponification 11,78; soluble in 6 vols, and more of 90 p. c. alcohol4).
Upon distillation of the cones deprived of their seeds, Roure-Bertrand Fils 5) obtained 0,415 p. c. of a light amber colored oil of the following properties: d15o 0,8734; aD + 29°52'; A. V. 1,0; S. V. 9,8; E. V. after acetylation 21,0; soluble in 4 vols, and more of 90 p. c. alcohol.
1) Report of Schimmel & Co., April 1910, 46.
2) Ibidem, April 1903, 29.
3) Keuchhusten und CypressenOI. Therapie der Gegenwart, March 1904. - Comp. also H. Winterseel, Das CypressenoI. Inaug. Dissert, d. med. Fakultat. Bonn, 1908.
1) Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1905, 26.
3) Report of Roure-Bertrand Fils April 1912, 26.
The seeds contain no volatile oil.