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The sesquiterpene Alcohols of Eucarya spicata Sprague & Summ

AJ Birch, KMC Mostyn and AR Penfold

Australian Journal of Chemistry 6(4) 391 - 394
Published: 1953


The anomalous properties of the santalol fraction of West Australian sandalwood oil have been explained by the detection of a considerable proportion of farnesol, which can be reduced by sodium and alcohol in liquid ammonia to dihydrofarnesene (I), and oxidized by manganese dioxide to farnesal.

© CSIRO 1953

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