The studies of compounds derived from lauric, myristic, palmitic and stearic acids have been advanced sufficiently to indicate that the generally accepted principles drawn from the phenomenon of homology apply to these normal, long-chained acid derivatives. It appears advisable not to compare all homologous acids, but to break up the series of acids (and their derivatives) so that comparisons are made of normal acids, of disubstituted acetic acids, and of trisubstituted acetic acids. The present evidence is based on several classes of new compounds derived directly or indirectly from the acids: namely, primary, secondary and tertiary amines; ethanol amines; sulfides, sulfoxides and sulfones; (long-chained alkyl) (ethyl) malonates and their condensation products with urea; and organometallic compounds derived from the long-chained alkyl halides.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1939 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Hoyt, Fred W.; Hunter, Byron A.; and Gilman, Henry
"High Molecular Weight Fatty Acid Derivatives and the Phenomenon of Homology,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 46(1), 220-220.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol46/iss1/47