from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or derived from, weld (Reseda luteola).
  • adj. Pertaining to, or designating, an acid resembling luteolin, but obtained from the flowers of Euphorbia cyparissias.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a yellow compound, C20H20O12 (?), resembling luteoleine, contained in the flowers of Euphorbia cyparissias. It crystallizes in slender needles, sublimes at 220° C., and melts at 273–274° C.


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  • Hydrolysis of digallic acid yields gallic acid; oxidation, on the other hand, ellagic acid and luteic acid (Luteo Säure), which can be separated by shaking with pyridine.

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  • After about thirty hours a reddish powder deposits, from which ellagic acid may be extracted with pyridine; the mother-liquor on being concentrated yields luteic acid.

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  • Ellagic acid is also obtained by heating luteic acid in a 10 per cent. soda solution.

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  • When luteic acid is treated with diazomethane, it yields the methyl ester of pentamethoxybiphenylmethylolidcarboxylic acid.

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  • Hydrolysis of leucogallic acid yields gallic acid and gallic aldehyde; oxidation by means of hydrogen peroxide yields ellagic acid and luteic acid, and oxidation with potassium persulphate and sulphuric acid, in acetic acid solution, yields purpurotannin (see below) [Footnote:

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