Hydroxyfurans, particularly the mono- and di-β-substituted types (prepared from furans and by ring closure procedures) have been examined biologically, particularly for their growth stimulation effects on bacteria, yeasts and various higher plants. A discussion is included of the synthetic procedures and the proof of structure of the variously substituted hydroxyfurans.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1935 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Hoehn, W. F.; Werkman, C. H.; and Gilman, H.
"Hydroxyfurans and Their Biological Significance,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 42(1), 119-119.
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