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Raman Spectra of Deuterobenzenes and the Structure of Benzene



THE letter by Klit and Langseth in NATURE of June 8 (p. 956), recording Raman frequencies of some deuterobenzenes, leads us to report our own results so far as these overlap, although we had wished to reserve publication until the problem of which these spectra supply only part of the answer had been fully solved. Klit and Langseth record 8 lines for C6D6, and 1 for each of G6H5D and C6HD5 (not obtained pure). This note relates to C6D6 and C6H5D (both pure); we have not prepared C6HD5; we have, however, examined 1:4–C6H4D2 and hope to study 1:3:5–C6H3D3 also, for the following reason.

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