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Tetrahydrofuran Hydroperoxide

Nature volume 162, page 153 (24 July 1948) | Download Citation

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A STUDY has recently been made in these laboratories of the liquid-phase oxidation of ethers. The products of oxidation may be satisfactorily accounted for by the formation of an intermediate hydroperoxide and its subsequent decomposition. As with the hydroperoxides of hydrocarbons, those of ethers are apparently often too unstable for isolation ; but in the case of tetrahydrofuran the hydroperoxide has been isolated in the pure state.

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  1. Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd., Billingham Division, Billingham, Co. Durham. March 17.

    • A. ROBERTSON

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