XVI. Observations on naphthaline, a peculiar substance resembling a concrete essential oil, which is apparently produced during the decomposition of coal tar, by exposure to a red heat

  title={XVI. Observations on naphthaline, a peculiar substance resembling a concrete essential oil, which is apparently produced during the decomposition of coal tar, by exposure to a red heat},
  author={J. Kidd},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={209 - 221}
  • J. Kidd
  • Chemistry
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
Although the existence, and many of the properties of the substance above-mentioned, have been already noticed in two of the Philosophical Journals of this country, there has not yet appeared, as far as I can discover, any systematic description of the mode by which it may be obtained, or of its relation to the substance from which it is produced; on which account I have been induced to offer to the Royal Society the following observations respecting these points of its history. In the… Expand
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