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An Optically Active Inorganic Salt

Nature volume 130, page 368 (03 September 1932) | Download Citation

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IN 1914, Werner1 described the resolution into optically active forms of dodecammine-hexol-tetra-cobaltic hexabromide, [Co[(HO)2Co(NH3)4]3]Br6. This has remained until recently the only example of an inorganic (that is, carbon-free) salt the molecular dissymmetry of which has been proved by optical resolution. A second optically active inorganic salt, which, although also of the ‘complex’ type, is of much simpler composition than Werner's salt, has now been obtained.

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    Ber., 47, 3087; 1914.

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  1. The University Chemical Laboratory, Cambridge, Aug. 22.

    • F. G. MANN

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