THE authors describe this book as a “laboratory manual designed for first semester students in organic chemistry”. It offers a carefully planned series of practical exercises permitting of combinations to suit various circumstances. Examples of operations illustrating the general principles of purification, etc., are followed by some forty representative preparations. Many of the latter are naturally ‘hardy annuals’, but we notice the introduction of n-butyl alcohol in an instructive sequence of operations leading up to n-valeric acid. Noteworthy also is the ‘subjective’ synthesis by the student, in vivo, of hippuric acid.
Elementary Laboratory Experiments in Organic Chemistry.
By Prof. Roger Adams Prof. John R. Johnson. Pp. xi + 304. (New York: The Macmillan Co., 1928.) 8s.
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R., J. Elementary Laboratory Experiments in Organic Chemistry . Nature 124, 7 (1929). https://doi.org/10.1038/124007b0