Experimental Demonstration of the Allene Asymmetry

  title={Experimental Demonstration of the Allene Asymmetry},
  author={Peter S. Maitland and William Hobson Mills},
WE have succeeded in verifying the prediction made by van't Hoff in 1875, but hitherto unverified, that unsymmetrically substituted allenes, would be found to exhibit enantiomorphism. 
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