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Sectional Committee: Chemistry

Recommended for publication in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London'. Has doubts as to how far the details can be justified by the experimental observations. It is also difficult to judge how far the conclusions are valid. Suggests either including the arguments for the preserved structures, or producing Fourier projections which are easier to analyse and publish.

Contains extra question - 'Is there any information contained in the paper which likely to be of value to the enemy?' Referee replies no.

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

Endorsed on verso as received 17 April 1941.

Reference number
RR/68/25
Earliest possible date
April 1941
Physical description
Standardised form (type E)
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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John Desmond Bernal

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John Desmond Bernal, Referee's report by John Desmond Bernal, on a paper 'Molecular structure and rubber-like elasticity I. The crystal structures of ß gutta-percha, rubber and polychloroprene' by Charles William Bunn, April 1941, RR/68/25, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_68_25/referees-report-by-john-desmond-bernal-on-a-paper-molecular-structure-and-rubber-like-elasticity-i-the-crystal-structures-of-ß-gutta-percha-rubber-and-polychloroprene-by-charles-william-bunn, accessed on 21 May 2024

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