The first chemists: an Australian chronicle part 9

D Collins

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The first papers on essential oils from the leaf of Eucalyptus trees, published by Bosisto and Osborne in the early 1860s, concerned only the yields, physical properties and uses of eucalyptus oils (see July issue, p. 28). This article summarises subsequent pioneering work in the late 1800s on the isolation, characterisation and structure determination of three important monoterpenes found in eucalyptus oils.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24 - 27
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry in Australia
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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