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- n. The phenolic alcohol o-hydroxy-benzyl alcohol obtained by the decomposition of salicin
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A phenol alcohol obtained, by the decomposition of salicin, as a white crystalline substance; -- called also hydroxy-benzyl alcohol.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crystalline phenol-alcohol, C6H4(OH).CH2(OH), or orthohydroxybenzyl alcohol, which is formed when salicin is hydrolyzed by emulsin or by dilute acids; also made by reducing salicylic aldehyde with sodium amalgam. It melts at 86° C.
The caffeol obtained by Bernheimer in this work was believed by him to be a methyl derivative of saligenin.
Spiroylic acid is also formed by the oxidation of spiroyligenic acid, and when saligenin, salicin, courmacin, or indigo, is heated with caustic potash.
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