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Isolation of an Anhydro l-Galactose Derivative from Agar

Nature volume 142, page 797 (29 October 1938) | Download Citation

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IT has been found possible to methylate agar by direct treatment of the polysaccharide with methyl sulphate and sodium hydroxide solution. The product had OMe, 33.0 per cent, [α]16°D–93.1° in chloroform and it contained no sulphur.

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  1. A. E. Hills Laboratories, University, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Sept. 22.

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