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Periodic (Liesegang) Precipitation of Chemicals

Naturevolume 199pages623624 (1963) | Download Citation



LIESEGANG'S periodic precipitation of inorganic chemicals1 has yet to be explained adequately, possibly because experiments in gathering data to describe it have failed to recognize and control numerous complicating effects influencing it. Some of these are illustrated in the work reported here.

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  1. Webb-Waring Institute for Medical Research and Department of Microbiology, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, Colorado

    • A. J. GROWLE
    • , D. C. LUEKER
    •  & H. S. GASKILL JUN.


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