Molecular Combination of Aliphatic Iodides


THE binary system hexadecyl iodide (m.p. 23.3°)-octadecyl iodide (m.p. 32.9°) has a eutectic point (19.3°) and a non-congruent melting point (22.3°), showing the existence of a compound of one molecule of each iodide. This appears to be the first example of combination of alkyl halides.

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SMITH, J. Molecular Combination of Aliphatic Iodides. Nature 127, 928 (1931).

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