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Incorporation of Propionic Acid into a Branched-chain Fatty Acid of the Preen Gland of the Goose

Naturevolume 199pages600601 (1963) | Download Citation

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MURRAY1 has recently isolated the two main acids of the secretion of the preen gland of the goose and has shown that they are 2,4,6,8-tetramethyldecanoic (I) and 2,4,6,8-tetramethylundecanoic acids (II).

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    • RUDOLF E. NOBLE

    Present address: Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California

    • RUNE L. STJERNHOLM

    Present address: Department of Biochemistry, Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

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  1. Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, Gif-sur-Yvette (Seine-et-Oise), France

    • RUDOLF E. NOBLE
    • , RUNE L. STJERNHOLM
    • , DANIEL MERCIER
    •  & EDGAR LEDERER

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