tiglic acid


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tig·lic acid

 (tĭg′lĭk)
n.
A thick, syrupy poisonous liquid, C5H8O2, derived from croton oil, having a spicy odor and used in making perfumes and flavoring agents.

[New Latin (Croton) tiglium, croton species name, perhaps from Greek tīlos, diarrhea (from the use of croton oil as a purgative).]

tiglic acid

(ˈtɪɡlɪk)
n
(Chemistry) 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: CH3CH:C(CH3)COOH
[C19 tiglic, from New Latin phrase Croton tiglium (name of the croton plant), of uncertain origin]
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AQUEOUS SOLVENT EFFECTS ON THE REGIOCHEMISTRY OF THE SINGLET OXYGEN ENE REACTIONS OF ANGELIC ACID AND TIGLIC ACID SALTS
Photooxidations of tiglic acid and angelic acid salts with singlet oxygen were carried out in aqueous deuterated solvents and water/methanol mixtures.
11:20 COMPARISON OF THE EFFECT OF SOLVENT DIELECTRIC CONSTANT ON THE PEREPOXIDE INTERMEDIATES FORMED IN THE ENE REACTIONS OF TIGLIC ACID, ANGELIC ACID, AND 2,3-DIMETHYL-2-BUTENOIC ACID WITH SINGLET OXYGEN