- a grayish-white, water-soluble powder, C16H22O8⋅2H2O, obtained from the cambium of coniferous trees and from asparagus: used chiefly in the manufacture of vanillin.
Origin of coniferin
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Coniferin, C16H22O8, occurs in the cambium of coniferous woods.
It has been artificially prepared from coniferin, a substance found in the sap-wood of fir-trees, and from asafoetida.
Coniferin, C16H22O8 (glucose and coniferyl alcohol), is found in the bark of fir trees.The Chemistry of Plant Life
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