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Anomalies in the Properties of Long-Chain Compounds

Naturevolume 120page48 (1927) | Download Citation

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DURING the course of an investigation into the nature of adhesion (on which I have been engaged with Prof. J. W. McBain on behalf of the Adhesives Research Committee of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research), it has become evident that many of the properties of certain long-chain compounds become anomalous at (or in the immediate neighbourhood of) the 5th, 10th, and 15th carbon atoms in the chain. This is of theoretical interest in connexion with the form which the carbon spiral assumes in particular homologous series.

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    • W. B. LEE

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