Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless dextrorotatory liquid terpene, H2C:C- obtained from Swedish and Russian turpentine-oil. It boils at 176–177° C. Also called active carvestrene.

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  • Haworth's early researches, initially with Perkin, involved investigations on the constitution of terpenes and in 1912 he synthesized sylvestrene.

    Norman Haworth - Biography

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