From Samoa, Schimmel & Co.3) obtained the tuberous roots of the mumuta grass, an Andropogon species, from which they . obtained upon steam distillation 1,05 p.c. of a brown volatile oil, the odor of which reminded one of vetiver oil. Its constants were: d15o0,9845; aD + 41°50'; nD20o1,51505; A.V.0,9; E.V. 13,8; E. V. after acetylation 65,2; insoluble in 10 vols, of 80 p.c. alcohol; soluble in 1 vol. and more of 85 p.c. alcohol and in all proportions in 90 p.c. alcohol.
1) Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1909, 19. ) Footnote 4, p. 248.
3) Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1908, 136. Comp. also O. Thiele, Chem. Ztg. 31 (1907), 629.