pyrocatechin


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Oxyphenol \Ox`y*phe"nol\, n. (Chem.)
   A phenol, C6H4(OH)2, produced by the distillation of
   catechin; called also oxyphenic acid, and now
   pyrocatechin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pyrocatechin \Pyr`o*cat"e*chin\, n. [Pyro- + catechu.] (Chem.)
   A white crystalline substance, C6H4(OH)2, of the phenol
   series, found in various plants; -- so called because first
   obtained by distillation of gum catechu. Called also
   catechol, oxyphenol. etc.
   [1913 Webster]
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