Definition of Pyroligneous acid

1. Noun. A red-brown liquid formed in distillation of wood which contains acetic acid, methanol, acetone, wood oils, and tars.

Exact synonyms: Wood Vinegar
Generic synonyms: Liquid



Definition of Pyroligneous acid

1. Noun. (chemistry) A dark liquid, produced by the destructive distillation of wood, containing acetic acid, methanol, oils and tars; once used as a commercial source of acetic acid. ¹

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Literary usage of Pyroligneous acid

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"pyroligneous acid in Arthritis Deformans.—ROSENTHAL (Monthly Cyclopaedia of Practical Medicine, 1907, x, 299) recommends this agent as affording relief from ..."

2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science; Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1874)
"Used in a pulverized state in phthisis. ACID, PRUSSIC, Hydrocyanic acid —a, Pyroligneous, pyroligneous acid, sco Aceticum ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1917)
"After the pyroligneous acid has been allowed to stand to settle out the oily tar, it contains a tar-like substance dissolved in it which has to be removed ..."

4. A Compendium of the Course of Chemical Instruction in the Medical Department by Robert Hare (1836)
"pyroligneous acid may be considered as the matter of wood smoke in the liquid form; ... From pyroligneous acid, pure acetic acid may be extricated by ..."

5. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines by Andrew Ure (1858)
"... a convenient modification of that exhibited under acetic acid, for producing pyroligneous acid. Fig. 1196 shows the fur nace in a horizontal section ..."

6. Outlines of Industrial Chemistry: A Text-book for Students by Frank Hall Thorp, Warren Kendall Lewis (1916)
"Above this last temperature, little change occurs, and charcoal, containing the mineral ash, remains in the retort. The pyroligneous acid contains the ..."

7. Outlines of Industrial Chemistry: A Text-book for Students by Frank Hall Thorp, Charles D. Demond (1905)
"The pyroligneous acid contains the important liquid distillates, methyl alcohol and acetic acid, together with acetone, methyl acetate, allyl alcohol, ..."

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