While ethyl ether, the common ether of the modern drug store, has been known for three and a half centuries, and has been used as an anesthetic for over fifty years, phenyl ether is of more recent origin. It has never been put upon the market and has never been put to any so-called "practical use." Improved methods of preparation, however, may bring it within reach of the physiological chemist or the manufacturer, so that this substance or some of its immediate derivatives may, 'ere long, play an important part in the economy of men.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences
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Cook, Alfred N.
"The Preparation of Phenyl Ether,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 10(1), 113-122.
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