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The Cost of Chemical Synthesis

Nature volume 71, page 222 (05 January 1905) | Download Citation

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IN your review of Prof. Meldola's “Synthesis of Vital Products,” your reviewer argues that though certain products, viz. alizarin and indigo, “can be synthesised so cheaply that natural products cannot compete with them in the market” yet this is of little interest from the biochemical point of view.

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