pyroligneous acid


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pyroligneous acid

n.
A reddish-brown wood distillate containing acetic acid, methyl alcohol, acetone, and a tarry residue. Also called wood vinegar.

pyroligneous acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) the crude reddish-brown acidic liquid obtained by the distillation of wood and containing acetic acid, methanol, and acetone. Also called: wood vinegar

py•ro•lig′ne•ous ac′id

(ˌpaɪ rəˈlɪg ni əs)
n.
a yellowish liquid distilled from wood, composed of acetic acid, acetone, and methyl alcohol: used for smoking meats.
[1780–90]
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Noun1.pyroligneous acid - a red-brown liquid formed in distillation of wood which contains acetic acid, methanol, acetone, wood oils, and tars
liquid - a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
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The condensate consists of pyroligneous acid and a tarry residue, which will separate and settle upon cooling wood vinegar is slightly toxic to fish and very toxic to plants if too much is applied (Yoshimura and Hayakawa 1991).
11] in the experiment conducted on the effect of pyroligneous acid on the growth of rice seedlings, reported that seedlings growth was promoted by the soil treatment with pyroligneous acid and that the rooting activity of rice seedlings was accelerated by the treatment with pyroligneous acid prior to transplanting.