Oil of Chione.
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.)