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Oil of Chione.

Botanical name:

Related entry: Chione

Oil of Chione.—The bark of this West Indian tree, Chione glabra (Fam. Rubiaceae) yields on distillation 1.5 per cent. of a light yellow volatile oil, consisting chiefly of o-oxyacetophenone, C6H4.OH.CO.CH3. A compound obtained synthetically from o-nitrocinnamic acid proved to be identical with that isolated from the oil. (See J. Chem. S., vol. lxxv, 1899.)


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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