The Chemistry of the Natural and Synthetic Resins

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THIS volume is divided into two sections, dealing respectively with the natural and the synthetic resins. Perusal of the former of these sections gives the impression, only too correct, that our knowledge of the chemistry of the natural resins consists mainly of information concerning botanical sources, methods of collection, and of a few variable ‘constants.’ Practically only in the case of colophony, the commonest resin, has any approach been made towards elucidation of the chemical constitution of complex bodies present in these natural products; it is not surprising, therefore, that the author has allotted to this particular topic one-third of the space in this section.

The Chemistry of the Natural and Synthetic Resins.

By T. Hedley Barry Alan A. Drummond Dr. R. S. Moryell. (Oil and Colour Chemistry Monographs.) Pp. viii + 196. (London: Ernest Benn, Ltd., 1926.) 21s. net.

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E., B. The Chemistry of the Natural and Synthetic Resins . Nature 120, 184–185 (1927). https://doi.org/10.1038/120184a0

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