JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (Registered in U. S. Patent Office)
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D. Stanley Tarbell and John C. Petropoulos: The Action of Aluminum Bromide on Benzyl Phenyl Ether Gino R. Treves and Frank C. Testa: Basic Esters and Quater nary Derivatives of ^-Hydroxy Acids as Antispasmodics... Marvin W e i s s : Acetic Acid—Ammonium Acetate Reactions: An Improved Chichibabin Pyridine Synthesis
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BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY R. R. Becker and Mark A. Stahmann: The Synthesis of High Molecular Weight Lysine Polypeptides Morris Friedkin: Enzymatic Synthesis of Desoxyxanthostne by the Action of Xanthosine Fhosphorylase in Mammalian
Tissue Irving M. Klotz, Κ. Κ. Burkhard and Jean M. Urquhart : Struc tural Specificities in the Interactions of Some Organic Ions with Serum Albumin