Reference numberAP/13/9
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Note on the chemical composition of two liquids lately proposed as disinfectants of great power; and on the action of those liquids on putrid animal matter' by A B [Augustus Bozzi] Granville
Date20 February 1827
DescriptionGranville writes of two chlorine-based disinfectants, liquid chlorine and crystallised carbonate of soda mixed with chlorine gas, and conducts experiments to discover their effect on dead bodies, including halting the decomposition process.

A graphite inscription below title reads 'Archives 1827 unpub'.

Subject: Chemistry / Biology

Written by Granville in Grafton Street, Berkeley Square [London]. Ordered not to be printed on 22 March 1827.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7466Granville; Augustus Bozzi (1783 - 1872)1783 - 1872
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