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Organic Syntheses An Annual Publication of Satisfactory Methods for the Preparation of Organic Chemicals

Nature volume 162, page 278 (21 August 1948) | Download Citation



TO the large number of organic chemicals for which reliable preparative methods have been given in this invaluable publication a further list of thirty-nine is now added. As typical examples may be mentioned 3,5-dimethyl-2-cyclohexen-l-one from acetaldehyde and acetoacetic ester, ethyl α -isopropylacetoacetate from isopropyl alcohol and acetoacetic ester in presence of boron fluoride, 3-penten-2-ol from magnesium methyl chloride and crotonaldehyde, stearolic acid from methyl oleate, and tetraiodophthalic anhydride from phthalic anhydride and iodine in presence of fuming sulphuric acid. The statement of directions and precautions, the bibliography for each preparation, and the printing of text and formulae are all admirable and remarkably free from errors. The cumulative index covers volumes 20–27.

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