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Organic Syntheses


PRODUCED on the plan now familiar to organic chemists and biochemists, the latest addition to this series contains details of thirty preparations. Among the open-chain substances are γ-aminobutyric acid, made by a modification of Gabriel's method ; ε-aminocaproic acid, prepared from 2-ketohexa-methylenimine ; and 1,3-butadiene. It is stated that between 25 gm. and 30 gm. per hour of crude butadiene may be produced by passing the vapour of cyclohexene over a cracking element, in an ingenious apparatus which is here fully described with the aid of a diagram.

Organic Syntheses:

an Annual Publication of Satisfactory Methods for the Preparation of Organic Chemicals. L. F. Fieser., Editor-in-Chief. Vol. 17. (New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. ; London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1937.) 8s. 6d. net.

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