Coumarin History


Coumarin is acclimated in assertive perfumes and bolt conditioners. Coumarin has been acclimated as an balm enhancer in aqueduct tobaccos and assertive alcoholic drinks, although in accepted it is banned as a flavorant aliment additive, due to apropos apropos its hepatotoxicity in beastly models.
The chat “Tonka” for tonka beans is taken from the Galibi (Carib) argot announced by citizenry of French Guiana (one antecedent for the plant); it aswell appears in Tupi, addition accent of the aforementioned region, as the name of the tree. The old brand name, Coumarouna, was formed from addition Tupi name for tree, kumarú. The French chat for Tonka bean, coumarou, is from this name.
Coumarin, called for coumarou was aboriginal abandoned from Tonka beans and candied clover in 1820 by A. Vogel of Munich, who initially mistook it for benzoic acid . Aswell in 1820, Nicholas Jean Baptiste Gaston Guibourt (1790-1867) of France apart abandoned coumarin, but he accomplished that it was not benzoic acid . In a consecutive article he presented to the pharmacy area of l’Académie royale de Médecine, Guibourt called the new actuality “coumarine”. In 1835, the French pharmacist A. Guillemette accepted that Vogel and Guibourt had abandoned the aforementioned substance. Coumarin was aboriginal actinic in 1868 by the English chemist William Henry Perkin.

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