gentisic acid


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gentisic acid

[jen′tis·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C7H6O4 A crystalline compound that forms monoclinic prisms from a water solution, sublimes at 200°C, melts at 250°C, and is soluble in water, alcohol, ether, sodium, and salt; used in medicine. Also known as gentianic acid.
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Studies with labeled aspirin showed that applied aspirin to cotyledons is converted to salicylic acid and gentisic acid (2, 5-dihydroxybenzoic acid) (Groenewald, 1981).
1], gentisic acid, acetylsalicylic acid, salicylic acid, and oleic acid were applied to excised shoot apices under inductive conditions (short days), it was found that arachidonic acid and [PGE.