from The Century Dictionary.
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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Chem.), obsolete Pertaining to, or designating, a substance now called
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It is termed, when thus prepared, the spiroylate of the oxide of methyl, and is obtained when two parts of wood spirit, one and a half parts of spiroylic acid, and one part of sulphuric acid are distilled together.
Fahr., when wood spirit is formed and evaporates, and the solution contains the spiroylate of potash, from which, when decomposed with sulphuric acid, the spiroylic acid separates and subsides in the fluid.
The spiroylic acid may be separated from the natural oil by treating it with a concentrated solution of caustic potash at a temperature of 113°