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Physical constants of the principal hydrocarbon compendium

Identifier: GB11-038-002

Scope and content

It is the too common experience that the data desired immediately on a particular hydrocarbon are never to be found in the handbooks available in most laboratories, and for that matter, a considerable portion of the information is not cited in Beilstein's Handbuch der organischen Chemie, or at most literature references are given but not the desired values themselves. This compendium was meant to address this issue. It includes an explanatory forward by M. P. Doss.


  • Creation: 1929


Language of Materials

Text in English.

Biographical sketch

Du Pont's Jackson Laboratory was constructed in Deepwater Point NJ and began operations in 1917. Its work included research on synthetic dyes gasoline anti-knock additives, refrigerants and aerosol propellants. TEL, Freon and Teflon all came out of the Jackson Laboratory.


1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--McCormack, W. B. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--2011..

General Note

This is a 68 page 8.75 x 11 olive-colored hard-bound compendium of data drawn from various sources. It was originally the property of Du Pont's Jackson Laboratory Library.

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