According to Bacon4), the leaves of Clausena Anisum-olens, (Blanco) Merrill, which have an odor of anise, are used in the preparation of liqueurs as is also their alcoholic extract. From the leaves of this rutaceous plant Brooks5) obtained 1,16 p.c. of a colorless volatile oil with the following properties: d30/30o 0,963; a + 0o; nD30o 1,5235; S. V. 3,6. From 90 to 95 p.c. of the oil consist of methylchavicol which was characterized by its oxidation to homoanisic acid (m. p. 84 to 86°).
As Brooks states certain Philippine cigarettes are perfumed with the leaves of Clausena Anisum-olens.
1) Philippine Journ. of Sc. 6 (1911), A, 344.
2) Jaarb. dep. landb. in Ned.-Indie, Batavia 1910, 49; Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1912, 23.
8) Berichte d. deutsch. pharm. Ges. 9 (1899), 352. *) Philippine Journ. of Sc. 4 (1909), A, 130. °) Ibidem 6 (1911), A, 344.