brasilin

bras"i*lin

(?), n. [Cf. F. brsiline. See 2d Brazil.] (Chem.) A substance, C16H14O5, extracted from brazilwood as a yellow crystalline powder which is white when pure. It is colored intensely red by alkalies on exposure to the air, being oxidized to

bra*sil"e*in

(), C16H12O5, to which brazilwood owes its dyeing properties.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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