acetylsalicylic acid

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ace·tyl·sal·i·cyl·ic acid | \ə-ˈsē-tᵊl-ˌsa-lə-ˌsi-lik- \

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Bayer applied for a German patent but was rejected, as acetylsalicylic acid had been synthesized earlier, first by a French chemist and later by a German chemist. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "Aspirin’s Four-Thousand-Year History," 10 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of acetylsalicylic acid

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetylsalicylic acid

partial translation of German Acetylosalicylsäure, from Acetyl acetyl + Salicylsäure salicylic acid

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acetylsalicylic acid

noun
ace·tyl·sal·i·cyl·ic acid | \ə-ˈsēt-ᵊl-ˌsal-ə-ˌsil-ik- \

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