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Reaction of Methylcycloalkyl Hydroperoxides with Ferrous Sulphate

Naturevolume 166page69 (1950) | Download Citation



IT has been found that when methylcyclopentyl hydroperoxide, obtained from the oxidation products of the hydrocarbon1, is treated with ferrous sulphate solution, the major product (c. 50 per cent) is a white solid of melting point 67.5–68.5° (I).

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    Huang-Minlon, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 68, 2487 (1946).

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  1. Chemical Division, Research and Development Department, Distillers Company, Ltd., Great Burgh, Epsom

    • E. G. E. HAWKINS


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