Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lactone, C12H8O4, corresponding to ethenylol-phentriolpropenylic acid, HO.CH:CHC6H(OH)3CH:-CHCO2H: found in oil of bergamot. It crystallizes in needles which melt at 188° C.
“Among the constituents of this oil are: linalyl acetate, limonene, dipentene, linalol, and bergaptene.”
“If she did, she’d know that bergamot essential oil induces photosensitivity (it can cause skin discoloration in the sun if “bergaptene-free bergamot oil” is not used) and that eugenol (the main molecule in clove) has been declared an allergen.”
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