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Wood vinegar

LC control no.sh2015000903
Topical headingWood vinegar
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Variant(s)Pyroligneous acid
See alsoAcetic acid
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Found inWork cat: 2010432622: Mu cu ye li yong ji shu, 2008.
Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 15th ed., 2007 viewed March 9, 2015: (Pyroligneous acid (wood vinegar; pyroligneous liquor) Properties: Crude, yellow to red liquid. A mixture of materials from wood distillation. Crude product contains methanol, acetic acid, acetone, furfural, and various tars and related products. D 1.018-1.030. Miscible with water and alcohol. Use: Smoking meats)
USGS, Science for a changing world website viewed March 9, 2015: ("Wood Vinegar - Wood vinegar, technically known as pyroligneous acid, is a condensed liquid of the smoke generated by charcoal production (Yoshimoto, 1994; Kishimoto, 1997). Wood vinegar contains 80-90% water and 10-20% organic compounds including more than 200 chemical components with mainly acetic acid. It also contains various kinds of phenol, carbonyl and alcohol compounds. Wood vinegar is widely used in agricultural crop production toward plant growth stimulation, germination, soil disinfection and the control of weed, disease and pest (Kim et al., 2000; Kim et al., 2001; Lee and Huh, 2002; Mu et al., 2003; Yatagai and Unrinrin, 1989; Rico et al., 2007)." - Kim and others, 2008)