Substances Related to Vitamin A

Abstract

THE successful and indeed most notable synthesis of 'vitamin A acid', that is, the C20 acid corresponding to the C20 alcohol, was described recently by J. F. Arens and D. A. van Dorp1. The publication of certain results which we have obtained while working on similar lines appears to be desirable.

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    Nature, 157, 190 (1946).

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    Batty, J. W., Burawoy, A., Heilbron, I. M., Jones, W. E., and Lowe, A., J. Chem. Soc, 755 (1937).

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    Barraclough, E., Batty, J. W., Heilbron, I. M., and Jones, W. E., J. Chem. Soc, 1549 (1939).

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    cf. Karrer, P., and Bretscher, E., Helv. Chim. Acta, 26, 1758 (1943)

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HEILBRON, I., JONES, E. & O'SULLIVAN, D. Substances Related to Vitamin A. Nature 157, 485–486 (1946) doi:10.1038/157485c0

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