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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless liquid, formed by the distillation of barium pyromucate with soda-lime: one of the products of the distillation of pine wood.

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  • The tendency in the hexoses and their polyanhydrides to split off one carbon atom in the oxidised form, throws some light on the furfurane type of condensation, which is represented in the lignocelluloses.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • Hence we have no means, as yet, of estimating those tissue constituents which yield hydroxyfurfurals; also we have no measure of the furfurane-rings existing performed in such a condensed complex as lignone.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

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