A pale yellow essential oil distilled from the leaves of American arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis. Thuja oil smells like camphor. It contains thujone, fenchone, thujetic acid, tannin, pinipicrin, and dextro-pinene Thuja oil is used in perfumes.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Thuja occidentalis; esencia de tuya (Esp.); olio di tuja (It); cedarleaf oil; thuja leaf oil
Soluble in ethanol, ether, chloroform, carbon disulfide, oils.
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by ingestion. Combustible.