Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to phenylacetic acid or its derivatives

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting acetic acid, in which one hydrogen atom of the methyl has been replaced by a phenyl group (C6H5.CH2.COOH).

Etymologies

From phenyl + acetic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One way to make the drug now is the so-called "P2P" method, which mainly uses a chemical called phenylacetic acid.

    Mexico Elbows Into U.S. Meth Trade

  • Last week, authorities seized 88 tons (80 metric tons) of ethyl phenyl acetate, also known as phenylacetic acid in five shipping containers sent from China to Manzanillo.

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  • In 1976, the Drug Enforcement Administration had Greene under investigation for the suspected purchase of phenylacetic acid, which is used to manufacture methamphetamine, or “speed.”

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  • According to the D.E.A. report, a company believed to be owned by Greene ordered 551 pounds of phenylacetic acid and paid with a bank check for $1,267.30.

    Kill the Irishman

  • The aroma of low-extraction white flour is dominated by vanilla, spicy, metallic, and fatty notes (from vanillin, a furanone, and fatty aldehydes), while whole-meal flour is richer in most of these and in addition has cucumber, fried, “sweaty,” and honey notes (from other fatty aldehydes and alcohols and phenylacetic acid).

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  • Overripe bananas, for instance, are full of phenylacetaldehyde and phenylacetic acid.

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  • The researchers tested this hypothesis by placing males and females in a chamber with gauze that was saturated either with phenylacetic acid or with a control substance.

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  • After testing 163 other odors, the researchers found three compounds that elicited excitatory responses: phenylacetaldehyde, phenylacetic acid, and phenylethylamine.

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  • The flies in the phenylacetic acid chamber courted twice as often as those in the control condition did.

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  • Since a comprehensive ban on ephedrine and pseudoephedrine took effect in Mexico, for example, traffickers are increasingly using phenylacetic acid to make methamphetamine.

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