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New liquids take aim at old-fashioned chemistry

3:57pm, September 5, 2001

With increasing frequency, today's chemists are sending their students off in search of Victorian-era scientific reports. These obscure, 19th-century references to the work of organic chemistry's earliest practitioners are now appearing among the endnotes of an exploding number of present-day journal articles.

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