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IN a copy of Gaz. Chim. Ital. (56, 862; 1926) received a few days ago, Prof. Rolla, of Florence, claims priority for the discovery of element No. 61, and proposes for it the name Florentium on the basis of a “Plico Suggellato” filed in June 1924. Prof. Rolla began his search for the element early in 1922 (see Z. anorg. allgem. Chem., 157, 571; 1926). In making his claim for priority he was, apparently, not aware of the following facts:

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NOYES, W. Illinium. Nature 119, 319 (1927).

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