Present name. - Morphia Acetate. C17H19No3,C2H4O2.
This may be obtained from the operative chemists.
Characters and Tests. - A white powder, soluble in water and in spirit. From its solution Potash throws down a precipitate which is dissolved by excess of the alkali. It is affected by Nitric Acid and Perchloride of Iron in the same way as Hydrochlorate of Morphia. When Sulphuric Acid is added to the salt, acetous vapours are evolved.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Noack and Trinks.
Preparations. - Trituration. Solution in a mixture of 3 measures of distilled water with 1 of rectified spirit.