ortho-nitrophenol

ortho-nitrophenol

[¦ȯr·thō ¦nī·trō′fe‚nȯl]
(organic chemistry)
C6H5NO3 A yellow, crystalline compound; melting point is 44-45°C; soluble in hot water, alcohol, benzene, ether, carbon disulfide, and alkali hydroxides; used in the commercial preparation of many compounds.
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The strain was unusual because it was negative for the production of lysine decarboxylase and b-galactosidase (ortho-nitrophenol test) and positive only for stx1.