It is readily soluble in alcohol, ether and water.
The result, was in Helmholtz's words, to establish beyond doubt that ordinary light consists of electrical vibrations in an all-pervading ether which possesses the properties of an insulator and of a magnetic medium.
The purity men love is like the mists which envelop the earth, and not like the azure ether beyond.
The crystalline form appears to be due entirely to the carotin, which can be artificially crystallized from an alcohol or ether solution.
It is soluble in alcohol, ether, chloroform and boiling water.