is contained in and obtained from coaltar in the form of white, glistening, crystalline plates with a phenolic odour. It melts at 122 degrees C., and boils 282 degrees C., can be purified by sublimation, and is soluble in alcohol and ether. It constitutes the startingpoint from which a number of dyes are obtained, and is used medirinallyas an intestinal antiseptic in diarrhea of children.
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