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Chromatographic Analysis of Eucalypt Kinos

Naturevolume 166page195 (1950) | Download Citation



KINOS are dark cellular accretions or astringent exudations containing phenolic substances. They are commonly seen as vitreous lumps on the bark, or as veins in the timber, of many eucalypts, and are locally known as ‘gums’. The kinos of certain eucalypts have been examined by the Williams and Kirby's solvent ascent modification1 of the paper partition chromatographic technique2.

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  1. Division of Forest Products, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, South Melbourne

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