Amyl alcohol dissolves small quantities of meconic acid, identified by striking a blood-red colour with ferric chloride.
meconic acid, C7H4O7, which is found in opium in combination with the different bases, has also been investigated.
Alcohol dissolves resin and caoutchouc, and all the alkaloids and their combinations, with meconic acid, &c.
This separates the meconic acid as lead meconate, whilst the morphia is dissolved in the acetic acid set free.
We endeavor therefore to obtain evidence of the presence of morphia and meconic acid.
Sulphide of lead is thus thrown down and may be separated by filtration, the meconic acid remaining in solution.
meconic, me-kon′ik, adj. denoting an acid obtained from poppies.
Concentrate the solution of meconic acid, allow a portion to crystallize, and apply tests.
If meconic acid is gently heated, it decomposes into carbon dioxide and comenic acid (C6H4O5).
Free morphine would be left insoluble; but it seems always to be combined with meconic and acetic acids.