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Dimerization Reactions in Sunlight

Naturevolume 175page992 (1955) | Download Citation

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THE investigations previously reported1 have been continued and I wish to put the following facts on record. The photo-experiments mentioned below have been carried out in a sealed ‘Pyrex’ glass tube (Schlenk tube2) in an atmosphere of dry carbon dioxide; in all cases the dark experiments were negative.

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    Mustafa, Nature, 163, 856 (1948); 166, 108 (1950). Schönberg and Mustafa, Nature, 153, 195 (1944); 160, 401 (1947). Mustafa and Islam, J. Chem. Soc., 81 (1949).

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    Schlenk and Thal, Ber., 46, 2840 (1913).

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    De Fazi, Gazz. chim. ital., 54, 58, 1000 (1924). Cf. also, Mustafa, Chem. Rev., 51, 1 (1952).

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    Bordwell, McKellin and Babcock, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 73, 5566 (1951).

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  1. Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University

    • AHMED MUSTAFA

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