A yellow essential oil distilled from the flowers of Cananga odorata of which varieties are known as “cananga” and “manila” oils. They contain methyl and benzyl acetates and benzoates, linalool, geraniol, eugenol, etc. The sp. gr. of ylangylang is given as 09 to 096, and its rotation 170 to 50 degrees, varying with the source of the oil, which is soluble in alcohol and ether, and is used in perfumery.
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