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ALDEHYDES AND ALCOHOLS

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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 651 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ALDEHYDES AND ALCOHOLS KETONES d-Citronellol, C,0H190H orCH3.C(:CH2)• (CH2)3.CH (CH,)• (CH2)2OH, or 2.6 dimethyl-octene-r-ol-8 occurs in Reunion geranium oil and was first prepared by F'. D. Dodge (Amer. Chem. Jour., 1889, II, p. 463) by reducing the corresponding aldehyde (d-citronellal). It is an odorous oil which boils at 117-118° C. (17 mm.). Oxidation by chromic acid mixture converts it into citronellal, whilst u on co rm y ts syn e s (see ow). T e r df d
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