The yield amounted to 4 p.c. d15o1,051; soluble in 3 vol. or more of 70 p.c. alcohol1).
The principal constituent2) is eugenol (m.p. of benzoyl eugenol 70 to 71°). One oil, assayed according to Thorns' method, yielded 62 p.c. A second constituent of the oil is methyleugenol which boils between 249 and 252° (m. p. of monobrom methyleugenol dibromide 78 to 79°; m.p. of veratric acid 179 to 180°). Fraction 100 to 125° (10 mm.) possibly contains terpineol.