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