Elsevier's Encyclopædia of Organic Chemistry

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THIS is actually the first part of vol. 12B, for it deals only with hydrocarbons of the naphthalene series, their hydrides and the halogen compounds. The much larger number of other derivatives, together with compounds containing more than one naphthalene nucleus, will presumably form the subject of one or more further parts. Series 3 of the 'Encyclopaedia' will then be complete, for vols. 12A, 13 and 14 have already been issued (for a general description of the whole project, see Nature, 161, 415 ; 1948). The present volume maintains the standard of excellence of its predecessors ; but the rate of progress is behind schedule, and considerable acceleration will be needed if the work is to constitute an up-to-date compendium of organic chemical compounds.

Elsevier's Encyclopædia of Organic Chemistry

Edited by R. Radt. Series 3: Carboisocyclic Condensed Compounds. Vol. 12 B: Naphthalene; A. Compounds containing One Naphthalene Nucleus; Hydrocarbons and Halogen Compounds. Pp. xxx+344+22. (New York and Amsterdam: Elsevier Publishing Co., Inc.; London: Cleaver-Hume Press, Ltd., 1948.) To subscribers to whole work, £6 5s. 0d.

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COOK, J. Elsevier's Encyclopædia of Organic Chemistry. Nature 163, 822 (1949) doi:10.1038/163822a0

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