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Simpson explains that in an earlier issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society he gave a preliminary notice of a tribasic acid having the composition C12 H8 O12, formed by the action of potash on tercyanide of allyle. He shares details of related experiments.

Marked on front as 'Archives Nov/65'. Annotations in pencil throughout. Includes one diagram relating to an organic acid discovered by Simpson. A related paper was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the synthesis of tribasic acids'.

Subject: Chemistry

Received 25 January 1865. Read 16 February 1865.

Written by Simpson in Dublin.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 12 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the synthesis of tribasic acids. (Preliminary notice.)'.

Reference number
AP/47/9
Earliest possible date
24 January 1865
Physical description
Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
26 pages
Format
Diagram
Manuscript

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Maxwell Simpson

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Maxwell Simpson, Unpublished paper, 'On the synthesis of tribasic acids' by Maxwell Simpson, 24 January 1865, AP/47/9, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_47_9/unpublished-paper-on-the-synthesis-of-tribasic-acids-by-maxwell-simpson, accessed on 14 June 2024

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