A Japanese oil designated as magnolia oil5) but concerning the origin of which nothing was known, was a limpid liquid, light yellow in color and possessed the following properties: d15o0,9100; aD + 14°10; soluble in about 7 vol. and more of 80 p.c. alcohol showing slight turbidity. Of its constituents the presence of cineol and phellandrene was demonstrated. Presumably linalool and terpineol are also present. These results would seem to exclude the identity of this oil with kobuschi oil from Magnolia Kobus, DC.

1) Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1903, 78.

-) E. Charabot and G. Laloue, Compt. rend. 146 (1908), 183; Bull. Soc. chim. IV. 3 (1908), 381.

3) Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1908, 61.

4) journ. of the Pharm. Soc. of Japan No. 322 Dec. 1908, Tokyo; Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1909, 59.

5) Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1907, 101.