Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A liquid compound, NH2C2-H5O.C6H4, or para-aminophenetol, made by reducing paranitrophenetol with tin and hydrochloric acid. It boils at 244° C. The acetyl derivative, C2H3O.NH.C6H4.OC2H5, is called
phenacetin, and is used as an antipyretic. It is a white, odorless, tasteless, crystalline powder which is made by boiling phenetidine with acetic acid, and which molts at 135° C.
“From anisidine, phenetidine and amido-diphenylamine, still more stable diazo compounds can be obtained, but the prices of these bases are rather high, and the colours produced with them are not fast to light.”
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