Contractions. - Kreas. Kre.
Synonym. - Creasote. C12H16O2?
The exact composition of this is unknown. Much of the Kreasote of commerce is Carbolic Acid, but Reichen-bach's Kreasote is a distinct substance. It bears the following
Characters and Tests. - A liquid, colourless, or with a yellowish tinge, and a strong empyreumatic odour. It is sparingly dissolved by water, but freely by alcohol, ether, and Glacial Acetic Acid, insoluble in glycerine. Specific gravity 1.071. It coagulates albumen. A slip of deal dipped into it, and afterwards into Hydrochloric Acid, acquires, on exposure for a short time to the air, a greenish-blue colour. Dropped on white filtering-paper and exposed to a heat of 212°, it leaves no translucent stain. It turns the plane of polarization of a ray of polarized light to the right. It is not solidified by the cold produced by a mixture of Hydrochloric Acid and Sulphate of Soda.
Preparation. - Solution in rectified spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Arch., xvi.
Proper forms for dispensing. - lx and upwards, Tine-ture, Pilules, or Globules.