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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Refers to work by Jean-Baptiste Dumas and William Hallowes Miller. Builds on previous work by the same author published in the Proceedings for 1860 and 1861, and the Philosophical Transactions for 1861. The experiments are 'defective'. Not recommended for publication in the Proceedings either, due to the majority of it having been published there already as abstracts and preliminary papers.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London', 1865]

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27 July 1865
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Letter on paper
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3 pages

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William Odling

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William Odling, Referee's report by William Odling, on a paper 'On the synthesis of tribasic acids' by Maxwell Simpson, 27 July 1865, RR/5/244, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 16 April 2024

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