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Aromatic Glycol*


ALL chemists recollect the profound impression caused by the discovery of glycol in 1855 by M. Wurtz. Up to that time the bodies which were recognised as belonging to the group “alcohol” only included what we now call monatomic alcohols (common alcohol and its analogues), and M. Berthelot hesitated before venturing upon declaring glycerine a triatomic alcohol—an opinion to which Gerhardt never entirely adhered.


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NAQUET, A. Aromatic Glycol*. Nature 2, 337–338 (1870).

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