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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless crystalline methyl ether of esculetm, C9H5O4.CH3, found in the root of Scopolina japonica and in belladonna root, and prepared by boiling scopolin with dilute sulphuric acid. Its solution in alcohol shows a blue fluorescence. It is slightly acid and melts at 198° C. Also called chrysatropic acid.

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