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Henry Drysdale Dakin - bibliography

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American chemist, born March 12, 1880, London; died 1952.


  • The oxidation of butyric acid by means of hydrogen peroxide with formation of acetone, aldehydes, and other products.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1908, 4: 77-89.
  • Comparative studies of the mode of oxidation of phenyl derivates of fatty acids by the animal organism and by hydrogen peroxide.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1908, 4: 419-435.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1908, 5: 173-185.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1909, 6: 203-243.
  • Oxidations and Reductions in the Animal Body.
    London, 1912. 2nd edition, 1922.
  • A Handbook on Antiseptics.
    With Edward. K. Dunham. New York, 1917.

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