Title: Birch Tar Oil, Rectified
Additional Names: "Essential oil of birch wood"
Literature References: Obtained from the empyreumatic oil by steam distillation. Constit. Phenol, cresol, xylenol, guaiacol, creosol, pyrocatechol.
Properties: Dark brown liquid. d 0.886-0.950. One ml dissolves in about 3 ml abs alcohol; sol in benzene, chloroform, ether, glacial acetic acid, carbon disulfide, oil turpentine.
Density: d 0.886-0.950
Therap-Cat-Vet: Has been used extern. in skin diseases.