One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A salt of Reinecke acid; the complex anion present in this.
1920s; earliest use found in British Chemical Abstracts. From the name of Albert Reinecke + -ate, after German Reineckat (J. Kapfhammer Die freien Aminogruppen im Eiweiss (diss., Univ. of Leipzig) 39).
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