Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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thymol

A colorless, crystalline compound (C 10 H 13 . OH), obtained from origanum and other oils, or prepared synthetically by the hydrogenation of piperidine, obtained from Eucalyptus dives and E. piperita. Thymol is very slightly soluble in water, and is soluble in alcohol and chloroform. It is used as a preservative in paste and also as a fungicide. It can he applied as a solution in alcohol or vaporized for use as a fungicide. (237 )




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