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Paper, 'Report of researches on silicon compounds and their derivatives. Part I' by J [James] Emerson Reynolds

Reference number: PP/13/3

Date: 1888

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Reynolds writes: 'The present investigation was undertaken some years ago with a view to examine the action of the silicon haloids—but more especially of silicon tetrabromide—on various compounds containing nitrogen, as our knowledge of the relations of silicon and nitrogen is extremely limited. It was ascertained at an early stage of the inquiry that the bromide of silicon is much superior to the chloride as a reagent with nitrogenised compounds, but since the bromide had apparently not been obtained in any quantity even by its discoverer, Serullas, considerable time had to be devoted to working out a method for the production of a sufficiently large supply of this material.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Chemistry

Received 27 September 1888. Read 22 November 1888.

A version of this paper was published in volume 45 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Report of researches on silicon compounds and their derivatives. Part I'.

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PP/13/3
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1888
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
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3 pages
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James Emerson Reynolds, Paper, 'Report of researches on silicon compounds and their derivatives. Part I' by J [James] Emerson Reynolds, 1888, PP/13/3, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_13_3/paper-report-of-researches-on-silicon-compounds-and-their-derivatives-part-i-by-j-james-emerson-reynolds, accessed on 18 July 2024

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