TECHNICAL DATA

TEA TREE OIL

Malaleuca alternifolia
South Africa
CAS 85085-48-9 ; 68647-73-4 EINECS 285-377-1 FEMA 3902
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Description
TECHNICAL DATA
SPECIFICATIONS
STORAGE
Crop season:
April to June
Part of the plant used:
Leaves and twig tips
Method of extraction:
Steam distillation
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) is a relative of the Eucalyptus and occurs naturally along valley floors on the north coast of New South Wales and into Queensland. Tea tree is a relatively new plant to be cultivated in South Africa. Tea tree oil must conform to certain standards in order to be acceptable for use in the cosmetic, health care and toiletry industries. The oil contains cineole, which at certain levels can be a skin and mucous-membrane irritant. Tea tree has valuable antiseptic qualities which are active against common bacteria and fungi.
Original plant 
Melaleuca alternifolia 
Part of the plant used 
Leaves and twig tips 
Cas 
85085-48-9 ; 68647-73-4 
Einecs 
285-377-1 
Fema 
3902 
Tariff number 
3301294100 
Appearance at 20°c 
Clear mobile liquid 
Color 
From colorless to pale yellow 
Odor 
Woody, earthy 
Optical rotation (°) 
6 / 10 
Density at 20°c (g/ml)) 
0,880 - 0,904 
Refractive index nd20 
1,4760 - 1,4820 
Flashpoint (°c) 
55 
Solubility 
Insoluble in water 
Assay (% gc) 
Terpinen-4-ol > 38% - total terpenes: ~75% 
Keep in tightly closed container in a cool and dry place, protected from light. When stored for more than 24 months, quality should be checked before use.
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Appearance at 20°c 
Clear mobile liquid 
Color 
From colorless to pale yellow 
Odor 
Woody, earthy 
Optical rotation (°) 
6 / 10 
Density at 20°c (g/ml)) 
0,880 - 0,904 
Refractive index nd20 
1,4760 - 1,4820 
Flashpoint (°c) 
55 
Solubility 
Insoluble in water 
Assay (% gc) 
Terpinen-4-ol > 38% - total terpenes: ~75% 

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