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History of arsenic ethers: who was Felix D'Arcet?
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PMID:  23210247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Williamson serendipitously discovered (1851) a new and efficient way to produce esters using ethyl iodide and potassium salts and in doing so elucidated the molecular mechanism behind ether formation. Lassaigne (1820) made the analogy between sulphovinic and phosphovinic acids and demonstrated the existence of phosphovinic acid, while Pelouze (1833) synthesised monoethyl phosphovinic acid. Finally 1848 Voegeli produced diethyl phosphovinic acid and the first neutral ester of phosphoric acid, the triethyl phosphate (TEP). The successes of Lassaigne and Pelouze in producing phosphovinic acids and Mitscherlich's theory of isomorphism fuelled the search for the vinic acids of arsenic, phosphorus neighbor in the periodic system. This short report attempts to identify the (less known) pharmacists and chemists involved in the quest for both arsenovinic acids and the neutral esters of arsenic and pyroarsenic acids.
G A Petroianu
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Die Pharmazie     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0031-7144     ISO Abbreviation:  Pharmazie     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-12-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9800766     Medline TA:  Pharmazie     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  951-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cellular Biology & Pharmacology, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA.
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