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    THE Journal of the Chemical Society for September contains the following papers communicated to the Society:-On the products of the decomposition of castor oil, No. 3. On the decomposition by excess of alkaline hydrate, by E. Neison. The action of sodium hydrate mixed with water gives rise to the formation of a mixture of an alcohol and a ketone on distillation. The alcohol is an octylic alcohol, which the author regards as the secondary

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    Scientific Serials . Nature 10, 532–534 (1874) doi:10.1038/010532a0

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