A derivate of Cinchona Bark, whence its name. Now made synthetically, or by the action of glycerin on nitro-benzol and aniline, in the presence of a dehydrating agent.

Characters. - A colourless, oily-like, highly refracting liquid, with a peculiar odour. It forms salts with acids, of which the tartrate is used, occurring in lustrous crystals, soluble in water.

Lose. - Of chinolin, 3 to 10 min.; of the tartrate, 5 to 15 gr.

Action And Uses

Chinolin is antiseptic and disinfectant externally. Internally, it is an antipyretic, like resorcin, and has been used for the same class of cases.