- a slightly water-soluble, poisonous compound, C5H8O2, derived from croton oil and occurring as a thick, syrupy liquid or in colorless crystals.
Origin of tiglic acid
First recorded in 1870–75
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- a syrupy liquid or crystalline colourless unsaturated carboxylic acid, with the trans- configuration, found in croton oil and used in perfumery; trans- 2-methyl-2-butenoic acid. Formula: CH 3 CH:C(CH 3)COOH
C19 tiglic, from New Latin phrase Croton tiglium (name of the croton plant), of uncertain origin
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